Waldo Elf walked through the streets of the North Pole with a big smile on his face. While it’s not unusual for Waldo to be smiling, today’s smile seemed extra-wide.
“What’s going on, Waldo? Why are you so happy?” asked Jiller Elf. “Are you happy because there’s leftover Strawberry-and-Mustard Pudding from Thanksgiving?” There was leftover Strawberry-and-Mustard Pudding after every Thanksgiving meal. That’s because Waldo—who was the only person who knew the recipe—always made more of the stuff than was needed. Especially since he was the only one who ate it. “Nope!” said Waldo, happily. Then he tried to explain his answer, which was always a mistake. “I mean, well, yes, there’s leftover pudding, but that’s not why I’m happy. Well, I am happy that there’s leftover pudding. I don’t want you to think that I’m sad that there’s leftover pudding, except maybe just a little sad because there’s probably less leftover strawberry-and-mustard pudding than I would like, because I ate some just this morning. But, on the whole, leftover strawberry-and-mustard pudding makes me happy.” Waldo blinked. “I’m sorry. What was the question again?”
“Is there a non-Strawberry-and-Mustard-related reason you’re so happy?” asked Jiller patiently.
“Oh! Yeah, there sure is!” said Waldo, happily. “I just found out Santa likes one of my ideas! We’re going to do it this year! It’s going to be wonderful!” and Waldo bounced happily down the street.
“Oh, my,” said Jiller Elf, worriedly. “Waldo has some strange ideas. I hope Santa knows what he’s doing!”
What’s Waldo’s big idea? Keep reading the North Pole Times to find out!