I served up the last of the brownies for dessert last night. Ali kept his in the kitchen, but would take a bite and then come into the bedroom to talk to me. When he finished he came over, and asked with a hopeful look in his eyes, "Do you like making brownies?"
How is that for a hint?
At bedtime, which was late because Ali had an early evening nap, he didn't want to get off the computer. "Are you going to go to bed," I asked? "Or are you going to disobey."
"I'm going to disobey," he told me. (but we sorted it out pretty easily in the end).