I put my own spin on the famous story about the stone carver who fell in love with his creation.  Took the kids to bed and told of the carver who, although created beautiful art, was unable to enjoy his lonely life.  His king demanded more work until one night the artist created a statue that captured his heart.  The next morning the sculptor was gone and all that was left was a statue in the town square of a couple dancing....dancing to the music the artist had heard from his window night after night as he labored.  .....well Ethan liked it even if Natalie fell asleep early.