This evening, I saw Santa Bear sitting on the couch in the living room. I have to say, for such a busy guy, his timing is always impeccable, just like last year. I went up to him and climbed onto his lap.
“HO HO HO! MERRY CHRISTMAS!” he bellowed. “And what would you like for Christmas this year, little bear?”
I took a deep breath. This was my chance to wish for anything in the whole world. Would it be 100 jars of honey? Or maybe 100 pounds of salmon? Whatever I wished for, it had to be a good one.
“I wish that everyone, bears and non-bears alike, have a peaceful and happy holiday,” I said. “And I wish that everyone remembers to be beary thankful because… life is beary good!”
“Ah, that’s a nice wish,” Santa Bear said. “Well, I do have a little gift for you. My elf here will bring it over.”
“Ooogie? I didn’t know you worked for Santa Bear,” I said.
“Seasooooooooonal joooooooob,” he answered.
“Thank you, Santa Bear,” I said. Then I hopped down from his lap.
I was beary excited about the gift that Santa Bear gave to me and went to show Uncle Tibbs. I looked around the house for a little while, then spotted him in the hallway.
“Uncle Tibbs, you will not believe what just happened. Santa Bear was in the living room just now and he gave me this nice gift,” I said.
“Really Ajdin?” Uncle Tibbs said. “Wow, that’s great! You are such a lucky bear. I seem to miss him whenever he comes around.”
“Uncle Tibbs,” I said, “how about we give our friends one final message from 2014…”
“MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!! SEE YOU IN 2015 WITH MORE ADVENTURES!”