Mom: It is bedtime.
Hercules: I love you.
M: Thanks. I love you too, but, it is bedtime. Past bedtime.
H: I give you kissie?
M: Yep. One kiss. Then bed.
H: One huggie too? Please Mom? I love you.
M: One hug. Then back to bed.
H: Mommy, I'm scared.
H: It's dark.
M: Let's turn on your nightlight.
H: Okay. Mom?
M: Uh huh?
H: I'm scared.
M: (through clenched teeth) why?
H: Too bright.
M: H, you have to get in bed. It's late. I'm tired. We need to go to sleep.
H: Okay! You go to sleep. I'll turn off the tv when I'm done.
Musings from the Big Pink: Dead at 25
15 hours ago