Astrid & Her Amazing “Baby’s 1st X-Mas” – Adventure
Baby Astrid celebrated her first Christmas in the UK this year. It all started with the Secret Santa-game at work.
Boss: "Okay people, let's pull the strings!"
Astrid: "Astrid wants to have socks for X-Mas."
Boss: "Okay, is everyone ready?"
Astrid: "No, wait, what do you do if you pull yourself? Do you buy socks?"
Boss: "Yes, you buy socks."
So Astrid pulled herself and bought herself five pairs of socks exactly to her taste and in the perfect size as well.
After that weeks of extremely hard work at LEGO followed. Some customers' bad tempers even made Astrid lose her smile for a little while, but then there were some customers who also managed to broaden Astrid’s smile, like this customer:
“Hey LEGO folks, it is with deepest sadness that I write you this email. We purchased a LEGO advent calendar because quite frankly chocolate, as fun as it is, can't beat the fun of opening up something to make every day! However, imagine our shock today to open number twelve only to find the same model as we had in number eight. So that’s it.... due to this trauma Christmas has now been cancelled and we're going to be spending some time in counseling to get over it. The turkey has been released back into the wild (slightly worried about its well being quite frankly as its only a breast joint). We've had to call Tiny Tim and let him know that there'll be no presents for him this year, and even the sprouts have been binned and won't get to fulfill their destiny...... I'm sure you can appreciate this is a very sad time for us. That said, I'm sure in time we can get over this and will only grow stronger in the process. Right, now I have to find a use for the stuffing balls! Kind regards, XXX”
And then Monday, it was finally X-Mas and as soon as Astrid was capable of getting out of bed, she ran towards the tree to open up all her X-Mas cards which she had placed underneath the tree in the weeks before X-Mas and felt immensely loved! Then she went over to Terrifying Tom’s family (who are less terrifying than Tom) to celebrate X-Mas the English way!
Within no time, Astrid felt extremely high, as her diet of the day mostly existed of alcoholic beverages (champagne, ice-wine, vodka) and treats (mince pies, cookies of crazy Irish ladies, chocolates, Christmas-pudding). So it was nothing but giggles all day for Astrid, unlike her neighbor who got slightly frustrated by some innocent children:
And may I point out to you that Astrid’s neighbor is not a proud owner of a baby!
Tuesday was just a very lazy X-Mas day where baby Astrid went out for a stroll and discovered a shop where Miss Santa or Miss Santa Wanna-Bes should go on a shopping-spree:
Special price for special you!
So that was Astrid's X-Mas this year. I am curious to Astrid's next X-Mas which will be put on a hold until next year.