This is a revised Christmas story written a few years ago.
Emily’s mum had helped her stir the special ingredients of oats and sparkling gold glitter and measured them into 15 envelopes.
On the front of each envelope were the instructions:
‘Sprinkle this reindeer food outside tonight.
The moonlight will make it sparkle bright.
As the reindeer fly and roam,
this will guide them to your home.’
Emily had signed each one ‘Love Emily’.
She proudly gave them to her friends at Day Care.
Jack put his away safely.
Jack and his brother, Mackenzie, watched Mum pack their case. Jack made sure that his envelope from Emily was in his bag. They were driving to their grandparents and Millie’s house for Christmas. Santa must know where to find them.
Christmas Eve, Jack and Mackenzie left out a bottle of beer and some biscuits for Santa. Then they sprinkled Jack’s reindeer food outside before hopping into bed to have a story.
Whilst the children slept, Millie, the puppy, thought the reindeer food was put out in the courtyard for her, so she ate it all up.
Luckily Santa still managed to find his way.
The next morning Jack and Mackenzie discovered their bulging stockings and ran to show their parents.
Everyone decided to take Millie for her walk before breakfast.
They had to wait while she searched for a special spot under a callistemon tree.
‘How come Millie’s poo is glittering?’ asked Jack.
‘Wow, you’re right,’ chuckled Grandpa, as he scooped it into a bag.
‘It’s her way of wishing everyone a happy Christmas!’
Mackenzie laughed. ‘Millie’s a clever dog!’
‘What a treat! But remember, my treasures,
all that glitters is not gold!’ said Grandpa.