A flustered mom and dad are having a hard time tricking their hyperactive four-year-old princess to have an early night. When all else has failed, the totally unnerved mummy blurts out: "Young lady, it is about time you slept because I have run out of patience!" The difficult one retorts: "How many times must I sleep, because at creche they said it was 'sleepy-time' and I slept? Now I have to sleep again?"
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