My friends, it has been far too long.
What a year this has been. I am alive and well, I know that may disappoint a few of you, and am living much less virtually than I have in the past. Moving house and obtaining a job in video production (along with some other complications) made producing additional episodes last year near to impossible. I had much in the works but not every day can be Christmas.
My youngest, not quite three, has begun talking more and it's curious to see the diction difference between him and my eldest (who is five as of December). Big and small v. Large and little has been a curious observation. And though my eldest knows Santa as "ho-ho" my youngest calls him "Santa."
I was driving them to school a week or so after Christmas break when my youngest said outloud "Santa?" And I looked in the rear-view mirror. He was waiting to meet my gaze with his eyebrows pushed together. Had I just been caught? I've tried explaining to him that I work for Santa, but I'm not sure he's got it quite yet.
"Santa." And he nodded and looked out the window as if my reply had been what he had suspected all along. I heard him say almost to himself, "Daddy [is] Santa."
In the coming weeks, I shall announce some news via The Santa Claus Workshop. I thought I'd give you all a heads up here because it's happening before Christmas in July.
Yours as always,