When the time comes…
We had a little visit with him on Saturday.
(uhhhhhh….) Well, I bet he hears that a lot! (smile brightly, hoping this will suffice)
Scooby: Mom, I think Santa IS Mr. Phil
(more uhhhhhh…..) You know, honey, I think that Santa is awfully busy at this time of year. How could he possibly leave the North Pole at such a busy time? Don’t you think he needs helpers? Plus, I think one of the neat things about Santa is that we never really get to see him…it’s all part of the magic!
Meet Mudge (see photo above). He’s our house elf. A scout, really. Santa sends him out every year right after Thanksgiving. He shows up in the middle of the night and we find him the next morning – usually high on a shelf beyond our reach. Every night he takes off and reports back to Santa, and returns before the following morning on a different perch.