I almost saw Santa today. He was right there around the corner I could hear him and his jolly “ho ho ho,” but mom said no. She didn’t want to pay $20 for me to sit on his lap. Instead she told me that there are polar bears who live in the north pole and she let me see how tall I am compared to one. I know I’m tall for my age, but I still wasn’t quite as tall as that bear. Maybe someday when I grow that big I’ll get to see Santa, or at least an elf.