Geckos like to be talked to.

Last night, as my son's restlessness and resistance to sleep intensified, I suggested "a talk".  Knowing that part of his challenge with falling asleep is letting go of the day and connection, I figured a talk would comfort him.

He responded: "Well, we could talk about the problems for me at my old daycare."

Me: "Okay, if you like."

He changed his mind, "Or, we could talk about imagining things."

Me: "That sounds like a great idea. You go first."

"Carrots can talk to each other in the earth."

"Monkeys can be camouflaged."

"Geckos do not like to be touched but they like someone to talk to them."

"Birds have special powers."

"Okay, mom, it's your turn."