Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Better Watch Out, Better Not Cry!

Every child has to have a picture like this in their scrapbook, right? Poor Mason was terrified even when Maya sat on Santa's lap, who was of course the first in line. What did she ask him for? Bath salts. I think that is the easiest request given to Santa I have ever heard! No complaints will be heard from her mom. Anyways, when Mason saw that Maya was on Santa's lap, he shot me a look that said, "don't even try it." He wriggled out of my arms and took off running the other way. Being the queen of pictures, I wasn't going to allow this photo opp to pass. I told Santa to hold tight till I get a picture.

As Mason got released from Santa's arms, he was given a candy cane. Mason threw it on the ground and ran crying the other way. He wanted nothing to do with the whole thing. As I look back it reminds me a little of the incident in Urgent Care with Maya. Again, I was part of the torture treatment. Not too much harm done, right? Just a little distrust with mom, maybe a little post traumatic syndrome a few years down the road, is it worth the picture? I think so.

Reece informed me after sitting on his lap that it wasn't the real Santa. He noticed his boots were a piece of vinyl over his shoes, he is just too observant!

What are your favorite Santa moments???


Stephanie said...

I have no Santa moments with my kids yet, but I love that picture, because I know that's what Noah is going to do.

dishes and laundry said...

Definitely worth it for the picture.

So cute!

Kathy said...

that is hilarious! HILARIOUS. i love that picture. hannah surprised me by NOT wanting to sit on his lap this year - she's usually not shy. the best santa moment i have is just the classic when hannah was 13 months old - we took her to see santa - she was screaming - but like you, i wanted the picture for the moment to be remembered. so the picture is of her SCREAMING, red faced, and reaching off to the side, (where i was standing) and the santa looking like "what has my life come to?" that's about it for us :)

Kathy said...

oh - and also the next year when she was 2 and kept saying "santy no come hannah house! santy NO come hannah house!" that was pretty funny too!

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