Naptime Nick's Story
The last “good night” was long ago whispered, the Christmas presents have been delivered, everyone is soundly asleep under their covers, resting before Christmas morning’s awe and wonder. Houses are filled with snores and sugar plum dreams, in the last moments of Christmas Eve. Only with the first stroke of the 25th’s clock, will you hear the soft pitter patter of Naptime Nick, settling into his striped suit, slippers and socks, as the candle slowly burns down to it’s last waxy drop. Tired from his midnight visits to every rooftop, time finally slows for him and then stops. The clock pauses between tick tocks. He reflects on the year’s journey as he pulls on his stocking cap, then slouches into his favorite chair by the fire to relax. He is ready to settle down for his long winter’s nap. By the soft light of the fire’s glow, he peacefully looks out to the softly falling snow, happy to know, that thanks to his crew, all the year’s prep and planning is through, there is nothing left to do, but to enjoy the view and wish a Merry Christmas to you.