There is that state of wakefulness where you are semi-aware that you are awake but not wanting to be. The other night I was nice and warm in my bed when I became aware there was some unusual noise for the middle of the night.. It wasn't the alarm and it wasn't a kid's voice. But it stopped.
A moment later, I heard it again. It was coming from our bathroom. "...Let's sing-along with Alphabet Pal!"
Oh, you have got to be kidding.
Must I get up? Why is it playing? Won't it just stop on its own?
I guess Ryan got annoyed with Alphabet Pal faster than I did, because I felt him roll out of bed, and heard his grunt when he smashed his toes on the foot board. I heard him mutter something about "stupid toys," and "darn kids leaving their toys everywhere," on his way back to bed.
I made sure Alphabet Pal (or any other battery operated toy) was not in our bathroom when we went to bed last night.