41 weeks to Christmas, friends!
Ohmygosh, ohmygosh, oh-my-gosh….there’s some good stuff happening.
But I can’t tell you yet.
I know I said I would tell you over on SantaTrackers.net. But I can’t yet. They don’t have that part of the website ready yet. But I’m way way way stoked about it. What a time it is to be an elf.
So I learned about this wilderness training thing that Trixie and all those reindeer babies are going to be taking in a couple of months. It is going to be intense. They have to swim. They have to eat only stuff they can find in the woods. And they have to avoid BEARS.
I am not a happy reindeer mama (that’s why they call those of us who know our reindeer). I don’t understand why she needs this training.
I was so upset about it that I actually talked to Santa. I really gave it to him too.
He got kinda stern with me.
Santa said I need to let the reindeer guys do their thing. He said that I need to remember that Trixie is a reindeer, not a human. He said that not only can she do this but that she NEEDS to do it. It will help her if she ever gets lost.
Santa explained that Trixie really has only known life mostly at the North Pole. He said that if she had stayed home in the wild with her family she would already know the things that the wilderness training will teach her.
I had not thought about that.
I just love her so much. I don’t want her to get hurt!
Santa said that he understands. But he promised that she will come back stronger and safer. He said she will be just fine.
Being a reindeer mama is hard work. It makes me worry.
So I went and talked to Trixie yesterday. I don’t know when she is leaving but I want to see her as much as I can . I told her how worried I was.
But I can see already she is changing. She’s growing up. She is still cute and fuzzy. She gets all excited whenever I show up over there. She knows me.
I will try harder not to be a worry wart.