Saturday, December 12, 2009

saturday - a visit to santa clause

What happens when you take a twenty-two month old who hate "formal" pictures and has an aversion to men with long beards and red suits to see Santa?

This

And This


I was so excited to take Kate to see Santa this year. I had been talking about it for weeks and even marked it on the calendar.

A local (within walking distance) nursery was hosting Santa and his reindeer this past Saturday. They promised cute winter scenes perfect for photographs, refreshments, and real, live, reindeer.

All is would cost is a can of food.
I could not wait!

We talked about Santa, looked at pictures of Santa, and talked even more in hopes of a positive visit.

Well...
Kate was terrified of the reindeer (which is odd because she loves all animals), enjoyed the cranberry juice refreshments, really wanted to see and sit in the sleigh, and wanted absolutely nothing to do with Santa.

She did not want to wave to him, talk to him, and by no means to get close to him.
Yes, there was screaming, crying, and begging for her binky (which I had left at the house.).

So our trip to see Santa ended without a picture, candy cane, or mention of her wish list. Sigh.

Oh well.

At least there will be a good story to her (and future significant others) when she gets older.


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