I couldn’t believe my luck when I received word that Mrs. Claus was willing to do an on-line chat with Friend for the Ride. (I had emailed the North Pole and inquired.) So here is my brief but insightful conversation with Santa’s wife:
Me: Thanks so much for agreeing to chat, Mrs. Claus. I’m new to blogging . This is quite an honor for me.
Mrs. Claus: You’re welcome, honey. Santa and I are all about helping those who need extra help.
Me: I hope you won’t mind me asking: How was your menopause?
Mrs. Claus: Whenever I got a hot flash, Santa just took me for a chilly ride on the sleigh. I flew through menopause!
Me: Did you have trouble with weight gain?
Mrs. Claus: Yes, but mostly because Santa brings back the Christmas Eve cookies that you good folks leave him. We freeze them, and I end up nibbling all year long.
Me: Now that you’re in your senior years, do you have any regrets?
Mrs. Claus: I wish I’d had my own career. I’m usually portrayed as the woman behind the great man, smiling in a rocker. I wish I’d rocked the world in other ways, maybe as a Rockette or an astronaut blasting about in rocket ships.
Me: When Santa returns from delivering presents on Christmas Eve, are you waiting up for him?
Mrs. Claus: Anyone married to a man as spunky as Santa would wait up for him. That’s all I’m going to say about that!
Me: I know you’re mega busy right now, Mrs. Claus. Again, thanks so much for chatting with me.
Mrs. Claus: Life’s a beach, honey, even in the North Pole. You tell all your readers to whoop it up this holiday.
Me: Thanks, Mrs. Claus. I will!