The Christmas Tree

It has been a beautiful day and the sun beginning to set.

While The Mumzels are still dreaming, their bellies start to rumble. Their hunger begins to stir them from their sleep and The Mumzels slowly awaken in their nest.

One by one the Mumzels wake up and start to wash themselves, if you have been lying in your nest all night stinking and drooling, starting the day with a wash is very refreshing. While most of The Mumzels are still washing, one Mumzel (Mimzy) is already done. He doesn’t feel like waiting for the rest because his tummy is rattling too hard. Mimzy wants to eat. He climbs out of his nest from under the roof tiles and through a hole in the wall. He ends up in the attic room of the house where The Mumzels live.

The room is pitch black, but that is not a problem for any of The Mumzels, because they can see very well in the dark. Mumzel Mimzy looks carefully to see if she sees anything moving in the dark room, she sees nothing moving and quietly walks towards the door leading downstairs. Meanwhile, behind him, the other Mumzels gather and get ready to begin their nightly explorations!

The Mumzel waits at the door for the other Mumzels and secretly looks around the corner to see if he can see anything moving. The coast is clear! Just as he finishes looking, the other Mumzels arrive.

Together they quietly climb down the attic stairs, very carefully, step by step. Arriving on the first floor of the house, the Mumzels see 3 rooms with the doors , “would people sleep here” , Mumzel Mimzy wonders? The other Mumzels are afraid so they don’t dare to look in the rooms. Remembering they are very hungry, they want stay unseen and safe. They decide getting to the food as soon as possible is the best thing to do.

The food is probably downstairs so the Mumzels all decide to go downstairs. For this they have to go down 1 more flight of stairs and again they climb down one step at a time, step by step.

Mimzy loses on one of the steps and rolls down the stairs on top of some other Mumzels, boom, there they are in the living room. That secretly made quite a lot of noise. The Mumzels scramble up and carefully look around and see a cupboard which they quickly run to before they get caught.

Because you never know if pets or people are awake. After being hidden behind the cupboard for a few minutes, they see no movement and hear nothing. The coast is clear, they can continue their search for food. Where can we find it, one of the Mumzels wonders! the other mumzels discuss . “The cellar or the kitchen? “Won’t there be a candy jar somewhere?

Where would you go?

The mumzels go to the kitchen. They think that’s where they have the best chance of succeeding and finding food. By now their bellies are already rumbling so loud that it looks like cat purr. The mumzels look from behind the cupboard to see if the kitchen is safe and they see nothing strange. So everyone run to the kitchen. “Look” says Mumzel Mimzy “a tea towel so we can get on the counter top”.

The mumzels run towards it and the first two mumzels to arrive at the tea towel and all climb up the counter top

After some clambering and bumbling are the mumzels on top of the counter top in the kitchen. From there, the mumzels can see the entire room. “There in the dark corner I see something strange” says Mimzy. What will that be it doesn’t move. but it’s big, black and all glittery things in it. The Mumzels become curious and forget that they are so hungry and want to go and see what the glittering things are in the dark corner.

The Mumzels jump off the counter to the floor and carefully walk towards the dark object with sparkles. They come closer and see more and more things hanging in the big object. once closer they see that it must represent a tree with all kinds of glittering balls.

The Mumzels now walk under the tree and look up at the beautiful things they see. Mumzel Mimzy trips over a wire on the floor. And suddenly the Tree gives a lot of light, which startles the Mumzels and shoots in all directions, except Mimzy lay there who had fallen. Mimzy turns around and is blinded by the bright colored lights.

Mimzy has to close his eyes and open them again very slowly. He sees more and more and sees how beautiful the tree is from below with all the lights. The other mumzels have ducked into dark corners and holes of the room, recovering from the fright. Meanwhile, Mimzy sees under the tree that there are also all kinds of candies hanging in the tree and climbs it.

They are chocolates .. that’s nice .. Mimzy starts eating the chocolate that hangs around one of the branches of the tree. The other Mumzels look a little frightened but hungry and can’t stand the temptation again and emerge from the dark corners.

They walk to the tree and watch how mumzel Mimzy in the tree stuffs herself full of chocolate. Before I could type it, the other mumzels are also in the tree and eating their bellies full of chocolate. They find so much chocolate that it gives them a stomach ache a few hours later. The ground is littered with crumbs and there is almost no chocolate left in the tree.

The Mumzels decide to go back to their nest because it is getting early in the morning and that means there is a greater chance that people will wake up.
They climb out of the tree and walk to the stairs, it is heavy because they have eaten too much. Back up the stairs they can forget that! They struggle to get up the stairs but they are so tired and so full of chocolate that they roll down the stairs faster than they can lift each other up.

Mimzy is fed up and sees a door next to the stairs ajar and looks curious. He sees that it is a dark closet and calls the other Mumzels. “we can try to get to our nest but I’m afraid we won’t get up those stairs before the Humans wake up.” Let’s sleep in the closet today.

The Mumzels are muttering a bit at first and actually do not agree with each other, but decide to look in the closet for a place to sleep because the stairs are indeed too heavy to climb now full of food.

In the closet, the mumzels in the corner see a hole in the Wall through which they fit exactly. The mumzels run over and try to get through the hole. But because they are so full of food, that will not work. Too thick! “What now ?” people are waking up! Then sleep in this closet there in the other corner behind that box .. they probably won’t find us there.!!

The Mumzels go to the corner and all huddle close together, hiding in the corner. To sleep there today because they can no longer come to their nest. As long as it ends well for the Mumzels and they don’t get caught during the day.

For when the Humans wake up they will not be happy that all the chocolates have been eaten from the Christmas tree without the Mumzels having left some to share with the Humans.

good night

for today

How it ends with the Mumzels? you read that next time in the blog.

With the Mumzels Adventures Mint, the Mumzels create a custom story just for you.

The Mumzels thank Dave Swinbank for better translating part of the text into English

Gepubliceerd door The Mumzels

"Do you hear strange noises on the roof at night? Don't be afraid, it's probably the Mumzels! The Mumzels are creatures that live around us at night, searching for food and items they like to take back to their nest. They can be recognized by their big eyes and feelers on their heads, but they are not easily seen by humans as they consider us dangerous. We have all experienced waking up to an empty cookie jar or misplacing something, only to find it later. This is likely the work of Mumzels in your home. The Mumzels started as a children's book in 2012 and made their way into the NFT, crypto, and Web3 world in February 2022. In addition to their own English blog website, they are also active on social media like Twitter and various NFT communities."

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