My dear Eric

jeudi 18 décembre 2008
par  Hana A
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It was so lovely to receive your letter. I get so many every year, and I always read every one of them. You’re my last one tonight and I’ve just finished my plate of burnt cookies. Did I tell you I’m taking cooking lessons ? Well, It’s a long story. First I’ll talk about my elves.

I’ve got green elves who work in the factory and make toys for all the good boys and girls, and my red elves who watch over you all. Most of them aren’t very well though, because on the 1st of December, there was a huge snowstorm and the stable roof fell in ! So all the reindeer had to sleep in the factory and they caused a lot of mischief ; especially Dasher, Dancer, Comet and Rudolph, who chewed all the heads off lots of toys. Then everyone caught a cold. So now we’re behind schedule and have to take off more time to repair the stable and toys ! Also, on that night, when Jack Frost visited, Mrs Claus had been out to see to an elf who had been lost in the snow, and she slipped and broke her arm ! And so she can’t cook. This means that I have to take care of meals now, and it’s not going well. First thing I made was chocolate chip cookies, and I ate all the chocolate, then mixed up the salt and the sugar ! But I do have my elf helpers, Jamie and Delia, so it could be worse.

Anyway, mrs Claus is getting better and my cooking is improving. Also, this year, I have finally got rid of my Satellite Navigation system, because do you know what happened lat year ? Well, it got lost (again) and so, instead of going to Canada, we flew to France and nearly crashed into the Eiffel Tower ! So this year we’re just relying on good old Rudolph (and we’ll see what happens ! ). To tell you the truth, I was never really that good a reading maps my self, still aren’t now. I used to go to the local school not far from where I live now, and i was alright at all the subjects really. Well except P.E. of course. And, can you believe it ?! I’ve put on even more weight ! I don’t know what I do though, it’s strange. But then every child knows me as jolly old Father Christmas with a snow white beard, long wavy hair, a snugly red suit with black boots and, well, a lovely, bulging tummy. So I guess it’s normal if I can’t usually fit down a chimney !

I also saw you asked me how old I was, well, I’m as old as everything Eric. I’m as old as time itself ; which I think, in my opinion, is pretty old. Don’t you think ? If you want to know when my birthday is too, well I celebrate it every Christmas. Because, of course, it’s my favorite time of the year. I saw yours was near Christmas too. What a lucky boy you are !

I don’t know if I told you, but I’ve just finished reading a Captain Underpants book. And it’s the same as yours ! I was so surprised when I found out you liked them too ! My favorite bit os alway when George and Harold mix up the letters on the signs at the beginning of the book. They do in all the other books too.I really like that bit. It makes me laugh every time.

But now Eric, I think I’ll pop off to bed. Like you should remember to do as well on Christmas Eve, because if you don’t go to bed early, you know my magic won’t work.

Sleep sweet dreams Eric, and I’m sure I’ll be able to bring you something special.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eric

Your Santa