Don’t Sleep In

It happened at sunrise on Christmas morn,

The children were sleeping

At first, quite soundly.

Then there came the sound of feet

Running down stairs,

Or was it up?

I was sleeping soundly,

And so only heard it distantly.

Not soundly enough, though,

As I heard a shout.

“I told you kids not to open ALL the presents!

Just the ones with your names on them!”