So I need a solid from all of you awesome guys and gals.
This morning, I was showing my toddlers some animal tracks outside and asked them what animal they thought made the tracks. My son promptly answered, “Whale!” And when life gives you whales, you immediately conjure up a brand-new holiday tradition.
“Yes,” I said. “That was from Mandy the Christmas Whale!”
So for the uninformed, Mandy is the world’s only red-and-green whale (who also has jingle bells on her tail). When it snows near Christmas, she will swim through the snow to deliver cookies and chocolates to good little boys and girls. She reaches through their windows while they sleep and leave the yummies on their dressers. Oh, and if it doesn’t snow where kids are at, kids can put out some ice cubes or snow cones, and Mandy will appear that night.
I’m currently working on a theme song for Mandy the Christmas Whale, perhaps with the lyrics, “She bakes up cookies for kids who are good / And delivers them right to your neighborhood” but it’s very much a work in progress.
My friend Amy heard of Mandy and quickly created a graphic of Mandy:
Anyway, if my kids ask, please back me up on this. I’m trying to get a tradition going. If you’re exceptionally bored and have better photoshop skills or have any other way to perpetuate the legend of Mandy the Christmas Whale, please do and let me know!