Scene: Zack's bedtime last night. Lights are out, he's tucked in.
Zack: Lie down next to me, Mommy.
Me: Not tonight, sweetie. I'm going to sit here by the door.
Zack: (said infused with tears and drama) But I want you to lie next to me......I don't have anybody to lie next to me.
(insert the sound of my heart being stabbed, with an extra twist just for good measure)
He finally went to sleep. I still feel guilty.