Kady McClure: Elf InterviewWe hear it every day.
What's wrong with kids these days?
Whether it's kids shooting each other over drugs or a teen using affluence as an excuse for a fatal DUI...you wonder...is Santa scratching his fluffy white beard and wondering...are there any little ones worthy of his time?
Well Santa, I know a little lady who keeps the Christmas spirit in her heart year round. A little girl with a pixie's smile and nature as sweet as a ton of sugar cookies.
Her name is Kadyn (Kady) McClure.
Last year, Kady sent Santa a letter with a different sort of request.
She didn't ask for dolls, or even the big ticket item of the day, the iPad.
Nope. She didn't want any of that.
She wanted money.
Yep. Cold, hard cash.
Because she had a plan.
She wanted to try her hand at being an elf!
Well, sort of. Kady admits she lacks the pointy ears to be a real elf, but she does have a giving spirit and she wanted that money to shop for a child from the Angel Tree!
And Santa, being the wise man that he is, set her up. This year, Kady's mom, Kari, got a certified letter from the North Pole post office...in it? $100 cash.
So, off Kady went...
working hard for Santa in the Non-Pointy Eared Elf, West Virginia Division.
I'm sure she warms Santa's heart quicker than a mug of cocoa, because in Kady's own words, "I told Santa I would take less under my tree, to be able to buy for other kids, but you know, I still got just as much!"
No doubt Santa spends extra time at your house, little Kady. No doubt.
Check out my interview with Kady. I wanted to see if I could supplement my writer's income by being an elf myself...