I knew it was an absolute necessity for Langston to meet Santa Clause this year, and not just any Santa, but a very special one!! We headed to The Village at Allen since he has relocated, as of two years ago. He used to be at Stonebriar Mall in Frisco every year and that is where he became the most special Santa, in my book. See, when he started his first year in Frisco, my girlfriends/roommates, Kelly and Audrey, and I were looking for a temporary job just for the Christmas holidays. We looked in the newspaper and found that there was a company asking for Santa’s elves. First we laughed when we read the ad, and then we thought, “Why not? How funny would that be?” At the time, we were very interested in doing things that were silly and made us laugh.
We all three got the job and therefore, we met Santa! We worked with him everyday from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. We truly bonded with him. He was such a nice man and he took great care of us!! It was obvious that he genuinely cared about us. So much so, that the day I got my acceptance letter to Texas A&M, he was so proud of me that he walked down to The Great American Cookie Co. in his suit and ordered a cookie cake just for me. It said, “Good Job Jamie” and had the Gig ‘Em sign in the middle. He surprised me with it later on in the day and we all celebrated together.
It really was a fun experience and it was pretty neat to work with someone who is like a celebrity around here.
Ever since that year, the girls and I have gone back year after year to have our picture taken with him. Some years, he even takes a break with us and we go to dinner in the mall. The kids that see us walking down the mall with him think we are soooo cool. It’s pretty funny.
Of the three of us, I am the first to have a baby, so Langston is the first of our kids to have his picture taken with Santa. It was pretty neat to see my son sit on this very special Santa’s lap.
I even got a smile out of him!!!
Santa knew who I was right away and even asked me to sit on his lap long enough to tell him how I’ve been and ask about the other girls. I learned more about what he’s doing when he’s not working in Allen. I bet the people around thought it was a little strange that we were carrying on a conversation like we were.
Can’t wait to see Santa again next year! Hopefully we will be able to continue the tradition of smiles from Langston while on Santa’s lap.