She tiptoed out of her bedroom and peeked around her brother’s bedroom door. Of course he had been up for hours dreaming about what Santa had left them under the tree this year. Oh, how exciting!
The siblings looked each other in the eye and then smiled as the clock ticked over to six am. They dashed downstairs and as they reached the bottom out of breath, they looked around in anticipation.
The beautiful tree glittered, as they turned to each other in confusion, no presents…. there was only a note. Mummy and Daddy must be playing some wonderful trick they exclaimed as they both reached for the note and begin to read breathlessly.
“Merry Xmas children. As your parents we have tried and tried but as you are both approaching your mid-forties and are yet to move out or stand on your own feet….we have decided to sell the house and we have moved far away. Good Luck and you have seven days to vacate. Love Mum and Dad xx