Greetings from Santa’s Workshop. Mama Elf here. I hope you can hear me above the clamor of tiny hammers, humming sewing machines and the occasional cry of pain from the overzealous application of hot glue. A successful weekend of productions behind me, I am now frenetically googling how to make milk paint (forget it!) and bemoaning my missed opportunity to just order gifts off Etsy. Keeping in line with our values, this season’s gift giving will be homespun and small.
I have paused to consider, however, the possibility that Fern may not want a stuffed owl, or a felt play mat for her gnomes and rocks. If she understood the concept, I suspect she would whisper into Santa’s ear that she wants a bowl of sugar and a train set. She still can’t say the name of her brother, and instead calls him “Guy”, but she says “Candy!” clear as a bell…and does so about 80,000 times a day. She is head over heels for her Thomas the Train (on loan from a friend of Jeff’s) and refers to it as “Woooooo. Weeeeeee.” after The Train to Timbuctoo.
So it was with great relish that Fern got to enjoy the Christmas Display at Tom and Jerry’s for the second year in a row. Santa was in better spirits this time and fulfilled at least one wish with a candy cane for her very own. Unlike all the other children who stood in line with stars in their eyes for their chance to sit on the lap of the Big Cahuna himself, Fern found her place front and center with two other little boys and the rollercoaster of her dreams. This girl needs visions of sugar plums AND loop-de-loo woo wees.
A big thank you to Tom and Jerry who do this awesomeness every year, free of charge. For your own chance to sit on Santa’s lap, you’ve got until Christmas eve, as he will be making appearances nightly until then. Go up 21st st. from Church st., and you can’t miss it. If you’ve been good…and if you’ve eaten your vegetables (he asks everyone!)…you too can get a candy cane.
Perhaps the most convincing reason to make time in your busy holiday schedule:
Ho Ho Ho!