The morning of Christmas is probably the most hectic time of the day, with kids opening presents and you trying to keep the house tidy before you rush off to visit family and friends. And you are likely to recognise one or all of the following eight things that happen on Christmas morning:

 

You’ll be woken at 4 am

The kids will come in to you at 4 am and considering the fact that you only went to bed three hours ago - last minute wrapping and all that – you’ll send them right back to bed or let them hop in beside you. Either way there is no chance that you are getting up yet. No way.

 

You’ll be woken at 6 am

They try again a couple of hours later and you won’t be able to resist their pleas and cries a second time. You’ll pull yourself out of bed and grab your dressing gown.

 

You'll grab your camera

You’ll grab your camera and follow behind your little ones capturing all their excitement.

 

You’ll follow them around putting on their dressing gown

It’s pretty cold in the house at 6am but this is not something that kids are concerned with, so you’ll spend the next few hours or so following them around retying their dressing gown to keep them warm.

 

The kids will look for signs of Santa

Once presents are opened it’ll be time to check the carrot for Rudolph's teeth marks and see if Santa drank all his milk.

 

You’ll pop on Christmas music

It won’t be Christmas morning without festive tunes playing so once the excitement of Santa has died down it’ll be time to pop on some music.

 

You’ll be surrounded by a sea of wrapping paper

You’ll spend at least ten minutes following behind your youngsters picking up all the ripped and crumbled wrapping paper. This is a trend that will take place right up until bedtime.  

 

You’ll fight with the kids over breakfast

They’ll want chocolate, you’ll want to give them porridge, but you’ll end up giving in - sure it’s Christmas after all.

 

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