Tonight's edition focuses on the "be very loud" technique. It is, you know, completely impossible to go to sleep while you're sing-yelling. It's also difficult to fall asleep when you have a wicked case of the hiccups, which were probably brought on my gulping too much milk to entertain your brother.
The finer points of the technique go like this...
To the tune of Baa, Baa, Black Sheep: "Baa, baa, white sheep,
Followed shortly thereafter by, roughly mimicking Twinkle, Twinkle: "Bee, bee, bee, bee, (hic)
Eventually this technique leads to the cry for "JUST. ONE. MORE. DRINK. I. HAVE. (hic)
He has now promised to be quiet after that one more drink and so far that's not going terribly well. It's raining, you know, and he's already on record for not liking that sound. (hic.)
The injustice of it all. Hiccups and thunder in one night is just about more than his three-year-old brain can process!
We love him with heart and soul but the sound of him losing the fight against sleep will be a welcome one tonight.