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When I Got Turned Into A Reindeer
By: Lesley Lechuga Gomez
It all happened when I was in my room. I was laying down minding my own business when a face appeared in the window. At first I couldn’t see the face of the person because it was all blurry. Finally when I saw the face of the person I couldn’t believe it. It was Santa Claus! When I asked him what he was doing here he said that if I can change into a reindeer for him. I said yes but we had to ask my parents. He said that he had already taken care of them and they said that you can change into a reindeer. But I had to be home on Christmas day at 9:00 am.
When we were heading to the North Pole I asked him why he was sending me. He told me that because one of the reindeers got hurt while they were training because she was daydreaming about candy and how much she loves it. Then she crashed in to a tree. When the other reindeers saw that she was hurt they took her to reindeer paramedics (elves). The reindeer paramedics said that she had hurt her leg really bad and that she couldn’t fly until it healed. When they heard the news they got a box full of names of all the good girls and boys. Then he said that my name wasn’t the first to be pulled out. I asked him then who was the first name to be pulled out he said it was a little boy that lived in France. We decided not to take him because he was to young.
Once we got there he took me to Mrs. Claus where she would turn me into a reindeer. She gave me a cookie shaped in to a reindeer hoof with sprinkles all over it. I asked her what was this for. She told me that it was for me to eat and then I would turn into a reindeer. Then I asked her how long would it take for me to turn in to a reindeer. She told me not to worry about it. When I ate the cookie it tasted horrible. It was a slow process. first my hands started changing to hooves and then I felt something on my head. It was antlers it kinda of hurt though. Then everything else changed. After that I went to go look in a mirror. When I saw myself I couldn’t believe it. I really changed into a reindeer.
Then one of the elves came to take me to go meet the other reindeer. The first reindeer I met was Prancer. He was very nice to me. When I met the other reindeer they were very nice to me except Dasher because he hated the thought that Santa Claus needed a new reindeer for one night. They all told me not to worry if he liked me or not because that’s how he always is when theirs a new reindeer around. We heard one of the elves say that our training begins tomorrow.
When my training began they taught me how to fly. After you learn how to fly the real training begins. At first I had to learn not to crash into stuff and to make that no one will be able to see us (Although Santa Claus makes us invisible). When I first tried doing that I crashed into a lot of things like trees airplanes and a lot of other things. It took a while for me to learn how to not crash into stuff while I fly. Our next training was to fly in a group while being tied up in a harness. I did pretty well except that I had to be in the back. We kept on doing that until we got better and used to it. We heard one of the elves say that this was our last training session because tomorrow was Christmas Eve.
It was Christmas Eve and Santa Claus was getting ready to deliver presents to all the good boys and girls. The elves were helping each other get the harnesses on the reindeers. We left early in the morning because in some parts of the country it was already night over there. Mrs. Claus gave Santa Claus a scarf and some food just in case he got hungry or if he got cold. Then right before we left he called out on all our names and we left.
The first house we went to was in Germany. The way Santa Claus would get in is that he would turn into to dust and go through the chimney. If there was no chimney he would magicaly make one. After he would leave the chimney would dissapear. If a house had a steep peaked roof then Santa Claus would throw some magic dust on the roof to make it flat so the reindeers wouldn’t slip and fall. Every hour Santa Clause would spray some magic dust one me just in case I would turn human again. If there was food inside the house for us. He would bring it to us and split it for us so we could all have some.
My house was the last one that Santa Claus went to. To change me back he gave a whistle he told me to close my eyes and blow on it. When I did I opened my eyes and found myself in my bedroom. Then I looked at my clock and it was 10:00. When I went to the living room I found a note in my pocket it said thank you for helping me and have a Merry Christmas.
Article posted March 16, 2009 at 11:11 AM •
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