The starting point of this little story was a conversation with my daughter, Lily. Her son was
no longer sleeping in a crib and was getting used to a junior bed. He went through a period
of waking up very early, around 5:30 in the morning and coming to his parents’ bedroom.
Needless to say, she was tired and annoyed with the whole situation.
In one of our phone conversations, I thought a story approach might help. Most of the story
is exactly the story I told her spontaneously over the phone. I wrote it down and sent it to
her. Once I shared the story with friends, the pictures were inevitable.
Everyone Is Asleep but Me is dedicated to my grandchildren—Erez, Maya, Ethan and
Milan—who inspired the story. These days, they’re all great sleepers!