Like most children, The Kidling tries her darndest to stay awake for just a little bit longer. Excuses, requests, and complaints abound:
But I’m huuuuuuungry!
It’s too dark. I am scared!
It’s too light. I can’t sleep when it’s light!
I tried, but I just can’t sleep!
Where’s my soft blanket?
Can I get another buddy?
I need a drink of water.
But I didn’t get my hug and kiss and smooch and mooch!
The list goes on, and on, and on (and on). Monday night I heard a new one. And I liked it.
Alice: I can’t go to sleep on rainy nights!
The Mama: (softly, and barely suppressing a laugh) It isn’t raining, Sweetie.
Alice: I mean, I can’t go to sleep on not rainy nights.
Yeah, nice try. Back to bed. Little booger…