Having just tucked you into bed, the issue of bedtime stories is fresh on my mind. Here’s what I think about that: if I say one story, I mean one. If I say “that’s it” I mean “that’s it.” If you pick a story, that’s the one. It doesn’t mean a medley or potpourri or smorgasbord of stories starting with the one you chose and ending with the Brothers Karamazov. Bedtime story connotes “bedtime.”
Now, that’s it. Go to bed.