One summer evening, during a violent thunderstorm, a
mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was
about to turn off the light when he asked with a
tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug.
"I can't dear," she said, "I have to sleep with Daddy."
A long silence was broken at last by a shaken
little voice saying, "The big sissy."