They had been back to the North Pole for a few weeks now. Everyone was surprised and delighted to meet Dinosaris, the flying dragon. Dinosaris was the happiest he had ever been, for he loved giving rides to the other elves and making them happy.
Some preferred to have a slow, smooth ride and then some elves were more daring and wanted him to go fast and spin around as they hung on. Snowflake got so excited at one point and let go for a brief moment waving his hands around. Suddenly he started slipping and almost went flying into the air. When they landed his face was a little pale and his legs may have been shaky as he climbed off Dinosaris. He decided to get himself a nice cup of Hot Cocoa and rest for a little while.
It took a little longer for the reindeer to accept Dinosaris. Santa had to assure them that Dinosaris would not be pulling the sleigh come Christmas time! Once that was dealt with the reindeer relaxed and admitted that having a flying dragon as a friend was pretty cool.
While all the other elves were busy getting rides from Dinosaris, Jinx, Jangle and Snowball were busy working on a new toy invention. Santa had asked if they would like to design a new toy and they jumped at the opportunity! They considered themselves to be very smart guys so how hard could it really be to design a new toy?
Eagerly they started planning. At first it was a little chaotic, for each one had a different idea, but then they came up with a plan of how they could combine all three of their ideas. They were confident that this would be a toy like no other and they couldn’t wait to show it to Santa.
Excitement was running high today. The toy was completely assembled now and they were ready to try it out. They had decided they would give it a test run after everyone went to sleep for the night.
Feeling proud of themselves they enjoyed the day and even took a few spins with Dinosaris too. Flying was fun to do, especially when they knew that they weren’t lost in the air this time, unlike their little adventure in trying to get back to the North Pole.
At last nighttime came and Jinx, Jangle and Snowball made their way to the Toy Invention Center.
They unlocked the door and went inside, turned on the light and there it was! It looked so grand sitting on the table. Wearing big smiles they walked to the table and Snowball pulled out his list.
“Okay guys, I have the list of all the things we need to check first before we start it up.”
“Are you sure you have the correct list? ” questioned Jinx.
“Well of course I am! There is only one list. ” he replied.
Jangle then piped up, “Actually there are many, many lists. All for different toys, you really need to be sure that the one you have is the one for our toy.”
Jangle was always very detailed oriented. Snowball just sighed.
“I assure you guys, this is the correct list, so can we please get started?
“Yes! Lets get started!” said Jinx.
“First turn the square lever in a counter clockwise direction. ”
“Done!” said Jangle.
“Now, turn the circle wheel around 3x.”
“Done!” said Jinx.
“Move the numbered dial to the the number 3.”
There was silence.
Snowball looked up from the list, ” Did you guys not hear me? Move the numbered dial to the number 3.”
“What part of move the numbered dial to the number 3, are you guys not understanding?” asked Snowball.
Jinx finally spoke. “Well it may be the part that has to do with finding the numbers. There are no numbers on our dial.”
Jangle threw his hands up in the air, ” I knew you had the wrong list!”
“No, no, no!” said Snowball, this is the right list, but I am thinking that someone forgot to put the numbers on the dial!” All eyes turned to Jinx.
“Oops, I may have overlooked that detail.” said Jinx with a little color now in his cheeks.
“99 … 98 … 97 … ” counted Snowball.
Jinx and Jangle both looked at him wondering what he was doing. They had noticed other times where he would just start counting out of the blue. Like when they were lost in the ship. Not being able to hold back their curiosity any longer they were just about to ask, when he stopped as suddenly as he had started, and took a deep breath.
“All is well now,” he said with a smile.
“Surely we can guess at where the number 3 may be.”
Jinx and Jangle agreed, for they were smart after all, so why not!
Now for the final step, flicking the switch to the “ON” position.
“BOOM!” Their hearts jumped, as they watched their toy disappear through the ceiling!
“Whoa!” Jinx moved out of the way of the spinning table. The force of the motion of the toy had turned the table and the table leg had almost hit Jinx in the leg.
What was happening? The toy was out of control. It had touched down on another table as well making it spin. The tables were turning!
The toy was supposed to go sideways and spin in circles and turn upside down. It was an acrobatic rocket.
They all looked at each other and then raised their heads up looking at the ceiling. How were they ever going to explain the hole in the ceiling to Santa!
No one said a word, and then as they walked out the door, they all quietly said, “Perhaps Santa won’t notice the hole.”
Dinosaris shook his head as they left. They had never noticed him sleeping in the far off corner. “Perhaps Santa won’t notice the hole.” Oh they are quite delusional, he chuckled. Life with them was surely not dull!