Had I known that getting the toddler bed would have fixed all our bed and nap time issues, I would have done it a long time ago. Charlie just loves his bed. It is not out of the ordinary for him to put himself down for a nap.
Today I was finishing up lunch with Pete. I told Charlie to go upstairs and put his on pull-up. He came down having changed into some more comfortable pants than he was wearing before (sometimes he changes into his pajamas all together). I got a hug and a couple very nice kisses and he told me he didn't need me to come up and help him.
After about 10-15 min, I went up to check on him. The door was wide open, so I peeked in and he was sound asleep in his bed with his blanket pulled over him. I saw he even tried to pull the blinds shut and close the curtains.
I know this probably isn't what every kid does. But, oh man, I'm loving it!!