"Now what makes you want to stay
up?" asked Mrs. Smith. "You're usually
very tired by this time!"
"Well, the Christmas tree is so
beautiful," confessed Susie. "We can't
leave it, not even for a moment!"
"Well, you must get to sleep," argued Susie's mother. "You'll get sick if you don't;
but I'll tell you what."
"What?" Susie's brother asked. Susie nodded her head.
"Well, would you like to sleep on the sofa tonight?"
"Oh yes, thank you!" shouted Susie. She jumped for joy.
"Stop jumping around!" said Mrs.
Smith. "I know you're excited, but
you're liable to get sick that way too."