Dear Frankie, I was thrilled when my mom told me that our family would be living on a sailboat for a week over the Christmas holiday. I couldn’t wait to get to the park to tell my friends. Several of them had also gone sailing. They said they loved being out on the water, far from anywhere, and hanging out just with their family.
Jess, who is a schnauzer, and very smart, asked, “If you are way out in the ocean, how is Santa Claus going to know where to bring your presents?”
I never thought about that, and now I’m worried sick that my siblings, who have been good all year long, won’t get any presents.
It would have never occurred to me that Santa wouldn’t know where everyone was on Christmas Eve. I asked Rufus, who is my oldest and wisest friend. He was amused by my question and assured me I had no reason to worry.
He explained that Mrs. Claus was in charge of deliveries and was also a smart cookie like Jess. He said that Mrs. Claus had excellent organizational skills and prided herself on never missing anyone on Christmas Eve.
If you are not convinced and still concerned about a delivery slip-up, I suggest you FedX a letter to the North Pole with specific instructions or even a chart on where your families might be dropping anchor on the big night.
© 2021 Geneva Woodruff
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