GRANDMAS ARE JUST GROWN UP CHILDREN
Christmas Day is almost upon us
I saw Santa today..and yesterday
and the day before..surrounded by children,
of all ages…one even had grey hair.
Smiles from passers by
as Ms Grey Hair sat on Santa’s knee.
Some little ones asked their parents..
“Why is that lady sitting with Santa?”
“She’s whispering to Santa and he’s smiling..”
She gave him a hug, said “You’ve made my day”
And wandered off, smiling, with damp eyes.
I happen to know Santa’s helper quite well
and saw her later on, having a coffee break.
She came over and sat with me
and said that she’d seen me earlier.
I didn’t ask, but she answered the question
I would have asked.
“Her grandchildren moved to another state
and she had always told them that she knew Santa
... whenever they were not acting as they should.”
The youngest had called her asking her not to tell Santa
that she had eaten her brother’s cake
or he wouldn’t leave her any presents.
Grandmother had a dilemma.. should she just agree
or should she teach her not to eat other peoples’ cakes.
She decided to send a photo of her with Santa
just to be sure that the lesson was learnt.
The photo worked.. her granddaughter asked her
to tell Santa that she was sorry
and that she gave her special cake to her brother.
Grandmas are just grown up clever children.
(c) Crissouli Dec 2022