Any parent who has ever sleepily recited Green Eggs and Ham from memory for the ten-thousandth time knows that children usually do not mind reading repetition, but only when it is a book that particularly catches their interest.
She smiled sleepily at him.
"It's so peaceful this time of year," she said sleepily.
"Geeze, Carmen," he moaned sleepily.
"Don't go," he muttered sleepily.
"I am now," he responded sleepily.
Look at the kitten's intelligent eyes;" (here Eureka closed her eyes sleepily) "gaze at her smiling countenance!"