I know that you knew that this title was coming. Well, it is Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters. A Frozen reference should be allowed, especially if one is wearing a snowman (or two).
I cannot build a snowman here because there is nary a snowflake to be found. However, I still had a snowball fight even without snow. Actually, it was a pompom fight with an elf. Hmm, let me start from the beginning.
I went to CVS to pick up some Christmas photos that had been developed. After picking up various toiletry items and carefully calculating my coupon strategy, I walked up to the register where an elf was the cashier. Okay, he might not truly be an elf, but he was small with a mischievous grin and high-pitched voice. Plus, he was wearing a plaid button-up shirt, a Christmas tree tie, and a Santa hat with an enormous pompom at the end.
Here is how our conversation went:
Elfin Cashier: Hi!
EC: My pompom is bigger than yours.
He waggled his giant pompom towards my face.
EC: Although, I guess you do have two.
He gestured towards my two minuscule pompoms.
Suddenly, I understood how men feel.
Me: Well, I might not have a large pompom, but I am famous for The 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters, which people asked me to start a blog for.
My defense sounded weak to my own ears.
EC: Well, I can’t beat that. However, I do have a red velvet robe that I glued fur trim onto so I can be-
EC & Me: Father Christmas!
We said it simultaneously. We both laughed with Christmas glee.
The lady behind me glared at us with the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge.
EC: You have two dollars and three dollars in extra bucks.
He handed me my receipt.
Me: Thank you.
I walked away with my cart.
EC: Goodbye… 12 days of Christmas sweaters…
His voice sounded sad. Was it because of the all the Scrooges in line?
I didn’t turn around.
I didn’t want to see him sad.
Instead, I called out behind me.
Me: Goodbye… Father Christmas!
I could hear the smile creep back into his voice.
Bonus pictures: These are an attempt to photograph me throwing a snowball. (I didn’t realize posing for pictures would be so challenging when I started this blog, but it is hard to look interesting every single day.) I think you could make a flip book with them.
These pictures are dedicated to elves everywhere. Don’t let the Scrooges of the world steal your joy. Wear your snowmen and pompoms with pride.