Let me re-phrase: Lily likes to get up at the butt crack of dawn. But if she hasn't slept enough? She is a beast. Like, a truly terrible beast.
So when she woke up kicking and screaming and crying and yelling and screeching, we had to think quick.
"Barney!" thinks Steve. Because Lily really likes to sing.
So, he turns Barney on. And it's working. Lily calms down a little, stares at the TV. She is still grimacing like a beast, but, yanno, she's *quiet.*
Then Barney starts to sing, "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands."
Lily raises her hands as if to sing along. But then, midway up, she freezes. She grimaces even harder at the TV and growls, "Not. Happy." And instead of singing along, she just gives that dinosaur the nastiest look ever.
Book-A-Day 2018 #21: Vallista by Steven Brust
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