Tiny 'Make-Believe' Shearer's Christmas Wish Comes True
While Barbies and Lego filled most kids' Christmas wish lists, one four-year-old future farmer unwrapped his dream gift from Santa: shears.
Santa couldn't bring rain, but he did leave something special for Charlie Fitzgerald.
Growing up on sheep station near Ivanhoe in NSW, Charlie dreams of becoming a shearer just like his dad -- so it’s no wonder then that his Christmas wishlist this year was filled with shearing equipment.
“Santa brought him a real hand piece, made smaller by Santa,” his mum Rachel Fitzgerald told 10 daily.
“Also dungas, an oil can, shearing bag, moccasins and a pouch for his combs and cutters.”
For those not familiar with the lingo, "dungas" are the pants popular among shearing pros.
Stoked with his new kit, Charlie showed-off his shearing skills on Christmas Day -- a nice little distraction for the family from the drought.
“It was very hot and dry,” Fitzgerald said of the festive day.
“Santa didn’t bring any rain but the kids had a good day.”
The family are hoping the new year will bring much needed relief.
In the meantime, Fitzgerald plans to continue sharing videos of Charlie shearing to lift spirits.