Sloth on a Shelf – Day 18

After arriving at the North Pole for their mission briefing, Sergio and the gang talked Santa into allowing them to deliver a few of the packages. Rin hooted when Sergio out-talked Santa … because Santa was going to say no, but Sergio reminded him that they needed to practice for their mission. Santa had planned to send one of the … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 17

When all the critters arrived, Luna was running around making sure they were all bundled up for their trip. Ella fit perfectly into Luna’s thick knitted beanie and quickly shaped it into a snug little nest. Her nose and eyes peeked out over the brim. Bobo giggled and danced with glee at how the doll’s raincoat fit, then he pretended … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 16

When Sergio returned from his visit with the Captain of the Guard at Toyland, he waltzed into the house twirling the ends of his mustache. What is his obsession with fake hair anyway??? First the blonde wig and now a mustache? Luna immediately demanded that he remove the mustache. Sergio stopped mid-twirl. Sergio: But Luna, I had to put on … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 15

The visit from the elves caused Sergio’s excitement to soar. He was ready to pack a bag and join them as toy makers at the North Pole. Then … just as he turned to dash across the slope … the shine went out of his eyes and he frowned. Me: What’s wrong?Sergio: The elves that were here are blonde.Me: noddingSergio: … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 14

While everyone was having a wonderful time playing in the snow, I saw Sergio go on red alert. He drew up to his full height and peered into the trees on the other side of the hill. He swayed and narrowed his eyes as if trying to find something. I glanced at the trees and saw a flash of color. … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 13

The holiday season is a magical time. The sights, sounds, and smells are a manifestation of the feeling inside. Joy, peace, comfort … those combined are the holiday spirit. It’s the one time a year when almost every person thinks of others — what they want, what they need … we think of those who are less fortunate than we … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 12

Sergio hung out in Luna’s stocking for a bit, but then realized just hanging about wasn’t going to get him closer to Santa. So he checked his guide map (The Night Before Christmas), hopped out of the stocking and started rallying the troops. After studying the poem by Clement Clarke Moore, he decided that Santa would be drawn to the … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 11

This morning I awoke to find the happiest sloth-elf ever. He scampered across the bed waving a book in his hand, shouting that he had found the answer. By this point I know better than to ask, The answer to what? because he has been a sloth obsessed with reaching Santa Claus. So I simply smiled and asked what he … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 10

After communing with flat Santa, Sergio was a bit despondent. While he was happy that Luna and he were on the Nice list, he still felt he was no closer to finding the non-flat Santa. The look on his face broke my heart. In the place of his usual goofy grin was such a forlorn expression, it looked as if … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 9

I came downstairs after having put a load of laundry in and saw Luna quietly coloring with full concentration. I don’t think she even heard me come down. But despite the quiet and calm, something was wrong. It took a moment before it clicked. Luna was coloring, but where was Sergio? He’s always by her side, especially when it has … Read More