The potter is preparing for her third Christmas parade. She inherited her father’s Santa suit and it seemed only right she took his role as well. He had his own white beard; she bought hers off the internet.
The older kids know Marumaru's Santa is a girl, but they mind less than you'd think. Last year Joel Murdoch tried to cop a feel.
The suit fits more snugly this time around. She feels embarrassed but also closer to her old man.
When it’s over she’ll go back to her pottery, back to her own skin. She hopes Christmas never comes.