In the modern quest for new ways to stay awake and boost energy we’ve tapped food, exercise, caffeine, and pharmaceuticals. I’m wondering, though, when researchers will get around to trying to bottle whatever it is that little kids run on. I’ve cared for small kids who could run all day on two carrot sticks and a glass of milk. And then there are those times when kids seem to just stop sleeping. Katherine has been awake, talking to herself, for hours each of the last several nights (from, say, 8-10pm and then again for a couple of hours in the morning), and today she talked all the way through her normal nap time. She’s currently running on about the same sleep as her parents (who, thanks in part to Nathaniel, aren’t doing so hot on that front) and manifesting a lot more energy than the two of them combined. Where does she get it? And where can I get some?