I have to say that the kids are very adept at stalling for bedtime. Joy, for instance, would find all kinds of excuses to go to bed later. Her kindergarten starts a little later in the morning, unlike her brother's 5am wake-up call for Primary school.
This time, she opted to draw a comic. I had already read her a bedtime story (about Princess Jasmine looking for her stupid tiger in a book based on Disney's Aladdin) but she was still trying to stay up.
I said, fine, what are you drawing? "A boy and a girl," she replied.
As she drew, she giggled to herself and then spoke her storyline aloud, almost to herself.
"Papa", she said, "Help me to write 'Hey you! You're cool!' for the boy I drew!"
I mumbled grouchily and wrote it for her, in the cartoon talk balloon she drew.
"And I want the girl to say 'Hah!'" she continued.
I told her, no, you try writing it yourself, and she did, as I spelled "Hah!" for her.
Then Joy folded her one-page-one-panel comic and said she was going to give it to Auntie Ning, our helper, as a present. With that, I shooed her back to her bedroom and we said goodnight.
(Photos taken with a Pentax 25mm f1.4 cine lens on a GF-1)