I am asleep on the couch in the living room at 4 am. Mom enters the room.
Do not open your eyes. Do not change your breathing.
"Is anyone awake?? Hello? Is anyone else awake?"
Do not move! Do not respond! If you remain quiet she will move on to other prey! REMAIN QUIET!
"I just got up to tell you that I'm awake and that I love you. All of you."
She walks away. I turn over and open my eyes. She's still there!! Close your eyes! Calm down! I repeat, calm down! She can sense your fear!
"Okay. Well, I'm going to try and go back to bed. Please, I do NOT want to be woken up again. Please! Just let me sleep this time! Good night!"