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Winkin’ and Blinkin’ (The Hidden Agenda)

I think small children have an unspoken agreement that there should always be at least one member of the family awake at all times, preferably two, if Mommy is nearby.  Bedtime is divided into shifts, where they alternate sleeping and tearfully heralding the hours.  I can just imagine the conversations: “Wake up, sis, I can’t keep crying any longer; it’s your turn.  I’m going to get some shut eye;  see if you can keep Mom awake for another hour, okay?”