MT TOY TODAY
I WANT IS A BIONICLE
I (HEART) YUO SANTA
WITH SPIKES (referring to the green toy, not the loving of Santa)
FROM BUBBA (not his actual name, for the record, LOL)
I BEEN GOOD IS
IS YEAR TO SANTA
Ahhh, yes. What we have here is a rare form of the surprise, last minute, singular heart's desire Christmas gift, presented in its most heartrending form.
You see, Santa had BubTar's Christmas all figured out and ready to be packed into the sleigh. But yesterday, BubTar went to visit Santa and the single solitary item he asked for was this. A Lego action figure that costs roughly $10. After months of crowing about this or that expensive toy, when the moment of truth came, he chose only one small toy. Lest, you think it was a mistake, that perhaps his mind went blank while talking with the Big Guy, he came right home and wrote this letter all on his own. The cutest letter Santa has ever seen, no less. Backwards letters, misspelled YOU's, a stream of consciousness vibe, written of his own accord, only occasionally asking me to spell a specific word. The whole five year old package. Sigh. Santa cannot resist that level of Cute.
And because Santa's elves are done making toys for the year, the shop now cleared for the end of the season Eggnog Kegger (yes, in the North Pole there are kegs of eggnog), Santa went out to his (or her) local shopping center to find this invaluable toy. Santa discovered that this Lego line was the hot toy LAST year, therefore it has been replaced on store shelves. This toy is the White Whale. After several stops and one ALMOST FOUND IT! moment, Santa resigned himself (or herself) to the fact that it cannot be found in person. And so he (or she) decided to check Amazon.com, and it was found. Miraculously, there is was. However, it is Thursday the 20th. To ensure its arrival before the big day, one day shipping must be selected. One day shipping on a $10 item is $17.99. 17.99 just for the shipping! Double the cost of the item, solely for shipping.
But the letter, oh, the letter. Santa can't resist that level of cute. And it is such a small, unassuming request. The toy will be here come rain or 200% shipping costs. Sigh.
This is what Santa gets for being smug about finishing his (or her) shopping early this year.
ETA: Santa continued to make phone calls and found it in a store. Last one. It is being held for Santa's mom to retrieve today. Victory photo will be posted once it is safely in hand. ;)