That is what I wanted to say last night.
What probably anyone who already loses sleep to a 3.5 month old who wakes on and off from 4-6 a.m. would want to say when their two year old is utterly, inexplicably awake at 1:09 a.m and keeps saying "I can't sleep!". And wants to watch Noggin. WTF?? Oh, and is very upset he can't find the hat to his Mr. Potato Head. Um, maybe because it is DARK and not in the same room as you anyway? And because that parent has her 3.5 month old sleeping peacefully not too many feet away, she tries quietly to convince the 2 yr old to be quiet and go to sleep. Wanna snuggle with Mama? Nooooo. No! No! No-no-no-nooooooooooo! Shhhhhh.... Want Noggin! Sit on sofa! No, no TV. It's bedtime. It's dark out! Noooooo! Sit sofa! You come! (deep sigh, gather all patience) The TV has gone to bed, too. We're all sleepy. It's night. Go go sleep. (some back and forth; finally 2 yr old is in bed, but then begins to howl; yay, 3.5 month old is awake, too! It's a unhappy awake boychild party!) Says Mama, Control yourself and be quiet. You do not have to go to sleep, but you do have to stay still and be quiet. (Much whimpering. Quiet whimpering. 2 yr old falls asleep after 20 mins.)
Fast forward: It's 6:15 a.m. Baby wakes and refuses to go back to sleep. Mother drags her ass out of bed, makes MUCH coffee. 2 yr old? Sleeps until 8:45. UGH!