Win a copy of Anonymums!
To: Mum A
From: Mum C
Dearest Mum A,
Seasons greetings! Go down to the local shopping centre, grab yourself a carton of eggnog to get into the spirit of things and then stop into the bottle shop and get something more punchy to slosh into it. You’ll need it. Your dare begins by standing in line with a bunch of overtired and overexcited children and their overtired and over-grumpy parents. You will be going up to sit on Santa’s knee where you will ask him for a steam mop for Christmas. You must go to the proper, real, middle-of-the-largest-shopping centre-near-you Santa and not any old chain store, B grade Santa. You must sit on his knee (none of that wimpy sitting next to him on the couch business), get photographic evidence and take any toys/sweets offered.
I double dare you to hand one of the photos to your husband, and when he asks you why the hell you paid to get them done, tell him you thought that particular Santa was hot.
I must have read that email a good 20 times over. At first to double-check what I thought I’d read and then to look for the sub-text. Was she for real? Go and sit on Santa’s knee? How was that life-changing? How was I going to reconnect with the old me in the middle of my local crowded Christmas-crazy shopping centre? Hell, I couldn’t find my way from Kmart to Woolies in that place. I was unlikely to find myself.
Oh, how wrong I was. Sitting on Santa’s knee turned out to be quite the life-changing experience. Certainly, it made me think about how people see me and how I frequently hide the more adventurous me behind my children. This Christmas, the Anonymums would like to dare you to sit upon Santa’s knee. We have three copies of Anonymums to giveaway to three of our crazy Santa’s-knee sitting readers. All you have to do is sit upon Santa’s you know what and post the picture to our Facebook page with a two sentence description of your experience. Best three entries win! Entries close Monday December 19. Judged by me. Of course. Because as we all know from one of my other ‘truths’, I love to judge!