Sunday, December 14, 2008

Keep Your Distance, Big Man in Red

It's kind of strange when you think about it. We try to instill in our children that they must be wary of strangers and to always stay close by us and hold our hands. Lest we have them running off with someone we don't know!

Why is it, then, that we expect them to just automatically warm up and beam with delight when they see Santa? I mean really, just look at him. He's big, wears a red suit, and has a long white beard. Not exactly your average Joe.

Christopher has had a long-standing love/hate relationship with Santa. He loves the idea that he gets to request all kinds of toys from him, but not at the risk of getting too close. God forbid he actually have to sit on Santa's lap.
This picture above represents the third time we've seen Santa this season, and it's the closest Christopher has gotten to him.
I will say one thing, Chris certainly got his message across. He boldly said to Santa "I want a kitchen, a drum set, and an Elmo for baby Joe". Mission accomplished!!!


  1. I wonder if most kids have this aversion? Both my kids have and many of those kids in line at the mall waiting for Santa always freak out when their time comes. I think it is more for the parents than anything! lol

  2. i, too, feared santa as a child! he's scary! i'd rather not get presents than have to deal with him.




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