I cannot possibly convey to you how very happy I am to report that Max's nap strike seems to be at an end. After some difficult negotiation, some hurt feelings on both sides, and some lavender in the bath, Max finally succumbed to slumber at exactly 12:10p.m. this afternoon. How long this truce lasts remains to be seen, but for the first time in many days, there is reason to be hopeful that we can all come out of this with no major injuries sustained by either side. Further news will be reported as it happens.