It is 6:00 AM on Christmas morning, 2017. I had planned on writing this post in the quiet morning before everyone awoke but my eldest woke up at 4:30 AM and is very excited so no chance on getting him to go back to sleep. So here I sit, in front of the T.V. fireplace while my son watches his iPad and we give my wife and other son some more time before we are obliged to wake them up to open presents.
I for one was completely exhausted last night and feel fast asleep around 8:00 PM. My wife woke me up from a very deep sleep at 9:30 to put out the presents which didn’t take too long. Then I returned to bed but never regained that extremely deep sleep and woke up quite a bit throughout the night.
When my son woke up he quickly came to the living room to see if Santa had come and lo and behold he did! He even ate the cookies, drank the milk and left the magical Santa key on the table (we don’t have a chimney).
I’m not sure if we can hold out for another hour or two and not wake up the others. I think they both would be very cranky if we did though and we certainly want everyone to have the best Christmas morning!