We play a little game with our kids at bed time. Ben and I give each child an imaginary "sleepy cookie" to send them off to dream land. It's a silly little thing that sometimes morphs into a game. We've doled out "sleepy salads", "sleepy tuna fish sandwiches" and "sleepy pizza".
Tonight we had a new request. Our two-year-old would not lay down until she had received her nightly allotment of "sleepy mashed potatoes."