Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas! Gift

Eldon looked at the calendar. He noted that today is December 10. Christmas! will soon be here. What? No, it is not “what?” for ever since the disappointment of last Christmas! Eldon has known exactly what he wants this year. Eldon is nine now. That has to be old enough. Does he need to start dropping hints? Well, that did not work last year. What to do? What to do?
Eldon is too big to climb up in Santa’s lap and wheedle. Wheedling Mama or Daddy doesn't work. “Gets me what I don’t want. I guess,” the boy thought, “I will have to try good behavior.” 
 Oh, what a trial that will be. But it’s only fifteen days until Christmas! “What to do? what to do?”
What is "it" that Eldon so fervently desires for Christmas!? What can he do to improve and promote his chances of receiving "it"?


Shelly said...

Oh, poor Eldon. I recall having the same dilemma when I was about 10 or so.

Jim said...

We surely learn to try to manipulate the world early, don't we?

Lin said...

Heck if I know...I'm still trying to figure it out myself!

Secondary Roads said...

I suppose we'll have to come back tomorrow [or next week] to find out. That's okay. I was going to do that anyway.

vanilla said...

Shelly, most of us probably have such things lurking in our past.

Jim, that is what childhood is for: to train us in the ways of manipulation. Maybe not.

Lin, I was so depending on the readers to help me divine Eldon's purposes.

Chuck, I suppose so; but I've not received much direction for this thing yet.

Sharkbytes said...

Eldon wants a younger brother. But he knows he'll have to be partly responsible to look after him. Eldon is already known for not coming home on time, and playing pranks. He thinks he's got to show Mama and Daddy that he can listen better.

vanilla said...

Shark, that certainly gives the story-teller new material to chew on. Hmmm.