My daughter, Angela (8) said to me while she lay in bed, "I spy something that annoyed you when I was little."
I looked around the shadowy room. "What, dear?"
"Remember, you took the batteries out of it because it annoyed you too much," she reminded me. "Remember, I used to sleep with it, but in the middle of the night, it would start singing,
'I love you, you love me,
We're best friends as friends should be
With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you
Won't you say you love me too?'"
Oh, no! It was the Purple Monster!!!
(That's "Barney," the annoying purple battery-operated toy.)