Uneasy Reader

Me: “Time for lights out.”

Little Miss Thing, age 7: (keeps reading)

Me: “I can see you reading.”

LMT: (keeps reading)

Me: “Lights out. For real.”

LMT: (keeps reading)

Me: “Time for sleep. Book down now. Go to sleep.”

LMT: (keeps reading)

Me: “It would be nice to be acknowledged.”

LMT: “You know what would be nice? Reading uninterrupted.”

Me: …

Me: (turns off the light, heads downstairs)

Me: “Goodnight, kiddo.”

LMT: “You’re mean!”

Me: “I love you, too.”