>> From Jack, age five, for Elf Bernard: How do I become an elf and grow ears like an elf? How can I help you, Bernard?
Hi Jack, Merry Christmas!
Thanks for writing to Elf Bernard. I hope you don't mind, but Elf Bernard asked me to answer your question here on the forums. He is very busy in the workshop these days!
This is a very common question, Jack. Lots of kids want to grow up to be elves. And who could blame you?
Working for Santa is the greatest! I think it is a great career aspiration and you should work hard to get your schooling in and do well and get good skills. You can become an elf!
All it takes is a couple of hundred years, usually.
But until then, try going to this page and becoming a secret spy for Santa
. This is a good way for the elf supervisors at the North Pole to get to know you. If you get their attention you could be well on your way to becoming an elf!
As for the ears, well, that will happen in time too. You notice how when really old men get older their ears get bigger? Well, when you start to reach the age of about 250 your ears stop getting bigger and actually get pointier.
Ask any one that age and they will tell you.