This is one of those parenting moments when you can not keep from laughing and will put a smile on your face for years to come.
Above is how I found Finnan at 10:00pm. Two hours after I put him to bed. I knew he was still up around 9:30 as we heard animated shrieks coming from his room. When I hadn't heard anything for a little while, I went in to turn off his lamp. Instead of seeing him curled up with his face pressed into an open book, I found him surrounded. No wonder he could not go to bed, there was no room. The three books he took to bed clearly multiplied. After clearing his bed and turning off the lamp, I offered Finnan panda to cuddle with. He turned me down. "No...book." He grabbed two of the three books he was allowed to keep in bed with him and turned over holding on to them in the dark.
In regards to Finnan's nightly reading habits, both Atticus and I are pointing fingers at each other. Atticus stays up late. His best working hours are after midnight. I am a book lover and can not go to sleep without reading a book. He clearly shares aspects of both of our personalities. Just not in any combination we had anticipated. True to Finnan's pajamas, he is a little night owl...now, how am I going to move Jude out of our closet and into Finnan's room? (Ironically, Jude ended up in our closet instead of our room because I needed to read in bed :))