Great parenting advice given to me by my Mom while watching me fight a battle with a 3 year old that was not worth fighting but I had to keep fighting it because I picked it. :) Now I choose my battles carefully.
This is so true that on the nights it isn't raining, I sleep to the sound of artificial rain. though it simply can not compare to the real thing. The best thing to fall asleep to is the sound of a raging thunderstorm.