Usually comes out later at night, Mr. Grump.
Usually after too many (petty?) dad lines crossed, Mr. Grump.
Promises to be quick to bed, dashed, Mr. Grump.
Too much too late too tired, skin too thin, even dad to kid, Mr. Grump.
Then I get it. Hug in the dark from my son who comes in one last time.
Elder daughter telling younger how to have good thoughts before bed, chatter trickles in, and Mr. Grump, recedes.
Good to bed, Mr. Grump.
Good dad lesson. For dad.