Daniel: Can we play our DS's in bed?
Marianne: No. Go to sleep.
Jack: Can I read in bed?
Joey: I'm thirsty!!
Marianne: Too bad.
Daniel: Can I write in my journal?
Marianne: You don't own a journal.
Jack: I feel sick.
Marianne: Get a bucket.
Joey: I'm scared of the storm!
Marianne: It's not raining.
Daniel: I miss Daddy, can we call him at the firehouse?
Jack: Can you read us a bedtime story?
Joey: Can you lay with me a couple of minutes?
Marianne: No. And I don't want to hear one more request, not on more thing from any one of you. IT IS TIME FOR BED. Mommy gets the last word, got it? Not another WORD! Not a PEEP!
So much for that idea:
Final score: Our heroine: 0 The enemy: 1