The 14 Stages of Waiting Up For Santa

This year you'll see him for sure!


1. Waking up on the morning of Christmas Eve and getting WAY too excited.

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"This year I'll see him for sure!"

2. Making sure you stay on the nice list for one last day.

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"Must. Be. Good. All. Day."

3. Carefully picking out the best cookies so he'll stay a little longer.

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"Wait... is Santa allergic to peanuts?"

4. Being told by your parents that you have to go to bed.

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"But I'm not even sleepy!"

5. But then you can't sleep!

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He'll be here soon, you just know it.

6. So you listen for the sound of sleigh bells on the roof.

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"What was that?! Oh wait, it's just another car."

7. And you have to resist the urge to go downstairs to check.

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You don't want to end up waking your parents!

8. Peeking out of your bedroom window just to make sure.

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Just one peek can't hurt.

9. Pretending you're asleep when your parents come to check on you.

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"Should I pretend to snore? No, no that's too much."

10. Fighting that warm and cozy sleepy feeling.

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"I can just close my eyes for five minutes..."

11. Watching TV with the sound turned down to try and stay awake.

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"Nice, glowy, warm TV to keep me alert so I can wait up for... something."

12. But inevitably, you fall asleep!

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Just like last year! Ugh, that's the worst!

13. And Santa gets away, AGAIN!

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"There's always next year, I guess."

14. So you just have to console yourself with all of the great presents he brought you.

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#ImOkayWithThis

Have you ever tried to wait up for Santa?

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