One would think that when one is sick enough that she missed her husband's company Christmas party (that she likes to go to), one's children would have mercy and go. to. bed. The youngest one would also turn down the radio so her mother's head would pound just a little less violently. And the oldest? He would not hide around the corner and scare his mother, making her scream and causing her head to almost explode. And he would not continue to sit by her feet and talk incessantly despite her chanting "go to bed" for so long that she will be saying it in her sleep.