Putting the kids to bed is like an amusement park game – Whack a Mole.
Just when things are quiet there is inevitably a shout.
“Dad! Ellie is in my bed and she won’t go up to her bunk even though I asked her,” Emma whines.
“Ellie! Get in your bed!” Dad demands.
“She’s not going, Dad. I think you might have to start counting to three,’ a pause and then ‘oh, wait. She’s going now.”