Tonight Annie and Maddie were still a bit tired from staying up so late the night before. The light bulbs are still unscrewed, so there was only the light from the hall as we said prayers and tucked the kids in bed. There was much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth as we tried to get them settled into their bed for the night. If they could just stay in bed tonight, Dad would fix the light tomorrow.
After Ryan and I came downstairs, Maddie started hollering (but stayed in her room), "I neeeeeEEEEeeed the light, Daddy."
"Tell you what. Once you are asleep, I will fix the light," was Daddy's concession.
There was a pause. Then we heard, "But I am asleep. I'm sleep talking."
::Quiet snickering of the parents::
"I'll be up in a little while to fix the light, then."