When my children were still at home and working, my one son was working at Starbucks at a mall. As a result, I spent a lot of time at the mall, waiting to pick him up. As a result, when the mall had a special contest to give away a very large Build-a-Bear Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I was able to enter the contest easily, without really going out of my way at all.
Every day there would be a new trivia question about the classic holiday special. Every day I would answer the question. The questions were easy enough. Name Rudolph’s father, girlfriend, and what did Hermey want to be and such. Anyone who had seen the show as often as I could easily answer the questions. Every day I answered and entered.
As you can see from the picture, I won. In fact, by luck of the draw, I won three because they were giving away more than one. They could only give each person one so I only came home with one. But you know, having three would have been perfect because then I could have given one to each of the children. It’s still perfect, though. I can give Bibi the one. Maybe she’ll be able to find someone to fix the battery pack so Rudolph’s nose will light up again. Not that Rudolph’s unlit nose never stopped me from dragging it out each year as part of our holiday decorations.
My Rudolph makes me very happy. And it makes Bibi happy, as you can see.