So…there are 48 weeks now until Christmas. It’s been a hard week for me.
First of all, I’ve had some kind of bug. No, not Covid, though I tested. Some kind of flu, I guess. Seems a lot of elves are feeling under the weather a little bit right now.
But that’s not why it is hard.
The reindeer are starting to leave the North Pole and that has me feeling a little sad.
I understand why they have to go. I get it. I feel for them.
But when the reindeer leave I feel that’s the sign that Christmas is really over.
For me, Christmas has changed quite a bit since coming to the North Pole. I know a lot more now that I live here all the time.
But the **feeling** of Christmas has changed a bit too. It’s fun being here and learning new stuff and doing new things.
One of the big things I have come to have in my Christmas that I didn’t have before are reindeer. They are just SO fun, so exciting. They give Christmas a kind of energy I cannot explain.
First of all, they are happy – all the time. You’ll just never meet a sad reindeer who works for Santa. Just not possible. And I love that.
Second of all, reindeer love to do things for other people. They just want so bad to make others happy. I love being around them because of that. This, more than anything else, gives me that Christmasy feeling.
And third they just love what they do. Reindeer know their job. They know they are the magic in the mix of Christmas. It makes them feel special and everyone wants to feel special at Christmas.
So I am sad they are going away. I will miss them. Even more than last year.
I know you’re going to ask about Trixie and when she will be going away. The truth is that I haven’t even asked.
I’m too afraid to.
We have had a lot of fun the past few weeks. But I know there are busy times ahead for her and for me. I know our playtime together is soon to be over.
I am not sure I even want to ask what the plan is right now.
I count down to Christmas. I know she will be back. I know all the reindeer will be back. I know things will get very exciting again very soon.
But for now I’m just a little bummed.
I’m gonna get some chocolate.