I peeked at Santa’s office today. He wasn’t there but I did see the box that Pears was talking about. It looked scary. It was a box but it wasn’t wrapped! Not even a bow! I almost couldn’t enjoy my hot cocoa. I drank it but still. Mrs. Clause saw me look! We locked eyes and I just moved away quickly. Hopefully she didn’t think anything of it. I just blew on my cocoa and went back to my station. I’ll talk to Pears about it later.
I saw Leafhoppers talking to Pears when I was sweeping the mail room. I was about to go over there but Shimmy came over and told me that Mrs. Clause wanted to see me! I just froze and I dropped my broom! Leafhoppers came over and asked if I was okay. She’s the nicest! I said yes. It was a great talk. Mrs. Clause wants to see me!! ME!!!!
I finally got the courage to tell Santa that I was sad that he was sad. I could barely get the words out without twitching. I sang “It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas” in my head the whole way to his office from mine across the workshop. Normally that works to calm me down but I forgot some of the words! I just hummed! It was terrible getting over there but I’m really glad I did. He said he was sorry I felt that way. I feel so much better! On my way back to my office I sang my favorite song, “Jingle Bells” only I say “Jingles Bells”! Ha ha!
Jingles started a sing along today! Everybody knows you can’t sing without all the other elves starting to sing! He’s the one that came up with the whole “only sing at designated times” thing and there he was, skipping across the workshop singing! We couldn’t stop until the song was done! PebbleBrooke didn’t stop, so we all sang again! I’m going to be really really angry if Jingles has the ornaments to say anything about inappropriate singing! I bet he will!
We’re behind in production of dolls and bears but I don’t care! Not only is Santa sorry I feel the way I feel, but Mrs. Clause wants to see me in her office! She’s always nice and always has fresh baked cookies and cocoa! I can’t wait!
Guess what!? I WAS PICKED TO HAND OUT THE COOKIES AGAIN!!! I met with Jingles and Mrs. Clause and she told me the good news! I did the one hand on the tray, one hand giving cookies thing again. Everyone clapped and cheered! It was great! I’m going to build another snowball wall and surprise Leafhoppers again today!
Apples had lunch with Shimmy, Mrs.Clause’s assistant. She said that Mrs. Clause, Shimmy calls her “Susan”, I don’t know why, doesn’t like Santa’s box thing, only she called it a “computer” with an “internet”. ??? There’s definitely something different and I really do think it has something to do with the box. I asked Apples to meet me and Pears at the chocolate shop after work. I don’t think I’ll have time for a snow ball fight with PebbleBrooke today.