A Very Sassy Christmas
by Kristy Gherlone
“Is Santa real?” Sassafras asked her mama on Christmas Eve.
“Of course he is,” her mama answered. “He used to visit me every year when I was a little girl.”
“I’m glad he’s real, but you’re a person and I’m a duck. What if Santa doesn’t bring presents to ducks?”
“Don’t worry, sweet Sassafras,” her mama smiled. “If you believe in him, he will come. Why don’t you write him a note, asking for something you would like.” She suggested.
“That’s a great idea! And I can leave him some milk and cookies and carrots for the reindeer.”
“How is this?” Sassafras asked.
“It looks great! I’m sure he will love it. Don’t forget to hang your stocking!”
Sassafras hung her stocking on the fire place. “There,” she said. “I’m all ready for Santa. I really hope he comes tonight!”
“He will come but not until you’re asleep,” Sassafras’s mama said. “You’d better hurry to bed.”
Sassafras climbed into bed with Teddy but she was too excited to sleep. She kept listening for Santa.
And kept getting out of bed to see if there were any presents in her stocking.
Finally she fell asleep.
When she woke up Santa had come! “Look mama! You were right! Santa does visit ducks! He left some worms in my stocking!”
“And he drank all of the milk and ate the cookies, too!”
“He did indeed,” Sassafras’s mama laughed. “I think I see a present under the tree with your name on it.”
“I think I do too!” Sassafras cried with excitement. “It’s right here! I hope Santa got me what I asked for.”
“Well, open it up and see,” Sassafras’s mama said.
“He did! He did! Santa brought me just what I always wanted!”
Sassafras was so happy. Now she had someone to play with, even if it was just pretend. She shared her worms with her new friend.
And they played dress up.
And had a tea party.
“This was the best Christmas ever! Thank you Santa and mama!”
Merry Christmas everyone!