Illustration Friday "Surprise". What Santa would feel if he actually had to buy the gifts.
Both of my kids went to see Santa at the mall yesterday. It's always fun when a four year old girl dressed in black velvet and hot pink, complete with stockings and cute little shoes asks Santa for a "Lego Wookie Turbo Tank" and Santa says "Wha?" and her seven year old brother leans in , interrupting "No! It's called the Clone Turbo Tank and you don't want that, I do. You want a stuffed animal or something".
Then Santa turns to my son with a smile and says "So you want the Lego tank for Christmas this year? and my son replies "Not really, I'd rather have a bow and arrow and a kitty".
"Well,you aren't going to use those presents together are you? Hold on a second- SAY CHEESE!- I am going to get you a bale of hay to put between the arrow and the kitty, okay?" says Santa who removes the kids from his lap as I am handed this photo from the elf, who was in a wheelchair.