Tom was three years old.
He liked to watch TV with his parents after super, but his parents never let him stay long.
His mother often said, "It's nine o'clock now. It's time to go to bed, Tom."
"But why don't you go to bed, mummy?" Tom always asked.
"We are adults," mother answered, "and adults go to bed late."
One evening, Tom asked his mother for an apple.
"But it's too late."
His mother didn't want to give him anything to eat at bedtime.
"The apples are already asleep." she said.
"But not all of them, mummy," Tom said.
"Perhaps the baby apples are asleep, but their parents are surely awake."