Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

caroline and santa

I’ve never been big into the whole Santa thing. I mean, we do “Santa gifts” under the tree and all.  But we don’t go to great lengths to keep our kids believing that he is real and all that.

And yet.  There is something about that traditional picture of the kids sitting on Santa’s knee that I love. Unfortunately, my kids have never dared approach Santa.

In fact, my kids are terrified of Santa.

Sure, they’ll wave to him from afar as we walk past him at the mall.  But every year, multiple times a Christmas season (because I do find myself at the mall quite often, which should surprise no one) I have offered whichever kid or kids are with me to go up and sit on his lap.  But they won’t go near.

The first year I was disappointed when D refused to sit on Santa’s knee.  But I figured he was just too young.  Probably next year.  But the next year it was the same.  And then C came along, and she did the same thing, and finally I gave up.

I guess I gave up too soon.

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  1. Don’t you just hate that stupid border they put around the picture? ACK. Your Santa is much better than mine. I’m assuming you saw the one at the Plaza, while I went to the Court.

  2. Yes, that border is so annoying. But they won’t let you use your own camera. And I was at my local mall. He’s a great Santa, isn’t he!?

  3. what a cutie, I’m hoping to get all 4 of the kids with the man in red this weekend. Princess and Sweet Pea wouldn’t get in a pic with him last year, Princess because well you know she was almost 10 so how uncool would that be and Sweet Pea cuz she can be really moody. This year Sweet Pea said she would do it if Princess did. so I said pretty please to princess and she is willing to play along.. I just want ONE santa pic with all 4 kids in it.. If I have one I;ll be happy for years to come and wont make them do it again 🙂

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