Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Really Am One of Santa's Helpers

Ahh.  The things you learn about a person who blogs.
This is me....a very long time ago.  I had the best part time job on the planet.
For years I tried to figure out how to become an Elf at Toronto's Eaton Centre.  Finally, during my first year as a student at Ryerson I walked over to Eatons (now long gone) and waited until personnel would see me.  I can't tell you how much fun I had!
The cutie in this picture is my cousin Christina.  I was her babysitter.  Can you imagine her surprise to discover I worked for Santa too?  I remember this moment like it was just yesterday.  Christina is now a Mom and I bet she takes her kids for a Santa portrait.
Because I was an Elf I think I will always be an Elf at Christmas.  
I may not get to wear the costume but I know there are many ways to make Christmas special for children.  Good deeds.  Good thoughts.
Have a good day.

Late thought.
I guess I could always apply to be Santa's Wife!  Why didn't I think of that sooner? Next year!!!


Anonymous said...

You must have had a hoot!
Although I and my brother enjoyed many a Santa picture over the years at the Eatons in Montreal, my daughters were never that enthusiastic. My younger girl always wrestled with Santa in a sort of get-me-out-of-here sort of way!
- Monica

Carmi said...

Thanks for emailing Monica! I always love to see those photos of kids trying to get away....we have the funniest photo of my nephew giving Santa the "who do you think you are" look!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Lol, I guess you could be Santa's wife but she never gets any attention. It's Santa and the elves everyone truly loves. Great picture. Thanks for sharing a truly wonderful memory with us :)