The V-meister has drawn up plans to trap Santa Claus on Christmas Eve night. And I’m not talking about waiting at the top of the stairs at midnight in hopes of catching a glimpse.
I’m talking about infrared cameras, lookout positions, and a system of cages and pulleys.
Everyone in the family has a role to play. The P-Dawg and I, for example, are to watch for Santa through telescopic lenses drilled into our family room walls.
Jonas is to wait in his bedroom where, when given the signal, he is to activate one of three cages the V-meister plans to rig up from the family room ceiling.
Depending upon which route Santa Claus takes (a quick left for milk and cookies or a straight shot down the chimney and toward the Christmas tree), a different cage will fall from the ceiling to ensnare him.
The V-meister for her part appears to have the singular honor of crouching behind the couch with no responsibilities to speak of. She is also the only person in the family who will actually see Santa face-to-face.
“It’s a very clever plan, V-meister. But have you considered that Santa may not take kindly to being ambushed? I mean, if I were him, I wouldn’t leave any presents under the tree in a situation like that. And what about all the other boys and girls he wouldn’t have a chance to visit?”
The V-meister gave it some thought and conceded that her plot might be a little extreme. But she still plans to plant a hidden video camera inside our Christmas tree. She doesn’t want to hurt Santa. She just really wants to see him.
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