At 27 months, Knox knows how to manipulate the situation.
Knox (trying to pull a blanket through the bars on his crib right before naptime): I can’t do it, Mommy!
Me: Don’t say you can’t. You should say, “I’m trying to do it,” and ask for help. You can do anything you want if you try hard enough.
Knox: Can I go downstairs and play?
Me: Except that, it’s naptime.