I tried to put Finn into the crib when he was drowsy and not quite totally asleep, like the book says. He got on all fours, sat up, and stood up. He then proceeded to be cuter than I have ever seen him. He then proceeded to get upset. I sat on the floor by the crib, like the book says, making shhhhhh sounds and saying "Time for night night," and he got more and more upset. By the time he was screaming, I picked him up (which I am not supposed to do), and handed him over to Pete (which I am also not supposed to do, it's supposed to be consistently one parent, if possible), and Finn just kept screaming.
I had some whiskey.
He finally went to sleep out of sheer screaming exhaustion, I can only imagine, and he slept until 1:11. Then he thrashed and whined more than he has recently.
I am not cut out for this, and I think that Pete may have to be in charge of bed time rituals.