There is a big decorated tree on the main road in and out of out town. The kids have taken to calling it The North Pole – I think mainly because of the giant decorated tree in “Polar Express”.
The other day we were headed back home from a neighboring town. I had all five kids loaded into the car. We were still at least 3-5 miles out when Elizabeth excitedly said, “We have to look for the North Pole guys. Keep your eyes open!”
I chuckled, and didn’t bother to tell her it was quite a ways yet. It was much more fun to listen to their speculations of when the North Pole would appear. After a short while Dorothy, in a very excited voice piped up, “I see it! I see it!”
The tree was no where in sight. Emily responded, “Where? I can’t see it.”
Dorothy very quickly responded, “I’m pretending I’m a giraffe.”