After some brainstorming we came up with Santa's Workshop. Mom would be Mrs. Claus and the kids would be elves. Thankfully, I was not asked to be Santa! We knew we had the competition in the bag. Once we came up with the idea the ball just kept rolling. One thing turned into another, which turned into another, with turned into yet another.
Friday morning, when co-workers started to arrive at work, they were in shock and awe. We outdid ourselves! Mrs. Claus and the elves were hard at work in Santa's Workshop. After checking the naughty and nice lists, the little boys and girls (coworkers) would receive coal or candy depending on their status. Mrs. Claus handed out gingerbread shaped cookies with warm wassel. Many laughs were shared, Mom's status as the person who goes over and beyond was still intact, and the entire building came over to see the excitement. It was fantastic!
Obviously, Mom won the contest. She received one day of paid vacation, but would have rather received cash.
Trying on costumes the night before.
CAUTION: Elves at work!
Did you make the Naughty or Nice list?
My two little elves hard at work.