Last Friday night was date night for Ed and me. While we were out, it started raining, accompanied by a bit of thunder. Apparently it freaked Helen out. At some point, Connor went and told our au pair that Helen was scared and she was going to sleep with him. She did, and all was well. And Connor earned a whole bunch of "nice points" in my book. Possibly enough to offset his attempts to claim everything that comes into this house as his own, rather than Helen's.
Every night since then, Helen has asked whomever puts her to bed if it is a "funder night" and then requested reassurance that on "funder" nights she may sleep in my bed or Connor's bed.
Yes Helen, you may. So long as you sleep.