As someone who's battled insomnia for most of my adult life, I know just how valuable a soothing bedtime story can be. So, my fellow sleepless-in-wherevers, this one's for you.
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Once upon a time...
there was a baby who was very sleepy.
The baby's undead friends, however, kept asking:
Yes, throughout the long nights, the baby's best buds howled and screamed and demanded that he stay awake, and play!
One day the baby thought, Maybe if I disguise myself as a ladybug and hide in the forest, my friends won't be able to find me to ask me to play!
And so, chopping off his own arms and legs, he did.
But, alas! His buggy disguise soon attracted a sticky swarm of monster ladybugs.
They crawled in his hair and tickled his ears and the baby forgot about sleep for another night.
Maybe, the baby thought next, if I cover myself with a big blanket, I won't hear my friends calling me!
And so, plugging his little ears, he did.
But, alas! His friend Mr. Bubbles had a very loud and squeaky nose:
Plus, Mr. Bubbles' chainsaws were terribly noisy.
I know! The baby thought at last. I'll hide in this cake! Then I can nap as long as I want.
And so, burrowing into the soft spongy layers, he did.
But, alas! The cake was Mr. Monkey's birthday cake.
Now, who wants seconds?
(By the fabulous Leigh Henderson)
Amanda K., Alice N., Mary, Katherine L., Amanda H., Sydney F., Sarah V., & Eden C., sleep tight.