It was late on Christmas Eve. Mr. & Mrs. Claus were sound asleep. He was exhausted from his long trip around the world, and she was tired, too. She had helped him with all the presents, and made a lot of food for the next day’s celebrations.
All of a sudden, she woke up with a scream.
Santa woke up, scared.
“Honey, what’s wrong?” he asked.
“I forgot about the cookies! I pre-heated the oven and put the cookies in. Then, being the stickler I am for safety, I turned the oven off because we were going to bed! OH!!” (She wanted to use a certain word here, but after all, she is Mrs. Claus!)
Santa said, “Look, we’re both tired. Now lay down, and we’ll go back to sleep. You can always bake those cookies again tomorrow.”
Mrs. Claus thought to herself: ‘Oh sure, easy for you to say! You don’t know how much work I still have to do!’
But she went back to sleep.