Over the weekend...
LM: Mom, did you know that I am really, really brave? I am only scared of two things in this whole world.
Me: Really? Wow, you are brave! I'm afraid of a lot more than that (snakes being at the top of the list.) What are the two things you are afraid of?
LM: Dying, and waking you up early.
Me: Oh sweetie, you don't have to be scared of dying.
LM: What about waking you up?
Me: It's okay to have one thing you are afraid of. That seems like a good one.
In my defense, one needs to be fully rested before dealing with these two ANIMALS all day. It's only fair ;)