This year for Christmas I don't want anything you can buy in the store or that can be made by your elves. This year I want something only my children can give me, so maybe you can work something out with them. Cut a deal of some sort.
I want sleep.
That's all. I want them to stop coughing in the night, stop coming in my room because they're scared, stop waking me up to tell me they have to use the bathroom, and stop asking for milk at 3 A.M. I want to go to sleep at 11 and not gain consciousness until 8. Not 7:15, not even 7:56. Eight o'clock. I don't think this is an unreasonable request (at least not too unreasonable), so please see what you can do.
p.s. This request is also for my husband.
p.p.s. Also, if our fire alarms could pick anytime other than 4 A.M to let us know they need their batteries changed that would also be awesome.