Austin will eat pretty much anything (even broccoli) - IF he can use his Elmo fork or spoon.
Right before bed we clean up Austin's toys and read a few books. Austin usually does this happily, and I think part of the reason is because when he's done with those two things he gets to watch Elmo for 10-15 minutes. He lays on the couch so calmly and gets nice and relaxed before bed.
Most of the time, he's happy to get in his crib because he knows Elmo will be waiting to snuggle with him. As soon as we put him in his crib, he dives towards Elmo and gives him a big hug. When I'm closing his door, I can usually hear him giving Elmo a kiss.
Thank you Elmo!!!