For about the past week I have been "whispering" Ryan to sleep at night. I was laying down on our bed one night trying to make Ryan sleepy. I started whispering in his ear, and when I pulled away he immediately grabbed my head and yanked me back down to his ear. The tickling on his ear must have relaxed him so much that he drifted off to sleep.
So now every night when we lay down, Ryan grabs my head and pulls it to his ear. I whisper all sorts of things to him. I tell him what we're going to do the next day. I pray for him. I tell him bedtime stories. I'm sure it's just a temporary way to get him to fall asleep, but it's pretty cute!