Last night I attended Santa School. The new company running the Santa program at the mall required all of Santa's helpers to attend. Tips, checking out costumes, signing some documents, etc.
This year, I will be able to be a natural-bearded helper for the first time - the school where I'm teaching now has allowed me to grow my beard out enough.
I'm excited. My first shift is Sunday.
A Mall Santa's Prayer
As I hold each precious child
let me treat each one
with the love and care I'd show
Your most holy Son.
Pax et bonum