Big Bad Santa
I love pictures with Santa. They are a rite of passage that every child has to go through. For parents, pictures with Santa mark how our children change from year to year.
For example, last year, I had a 6-month-old baby that loved sitting on Santa’s lap. This year, I had this.
I knew that chances were high that she’d react poorly to Santa. At 18 months, it must be freaky to suddenly be confronted by a very hairy stranger in a giant sleigh. For this reason, James and I had spent the week walking around the house wearing fake white beards and Christmas hats. She was a little freaked out when we first put them on, but seemed quickly to grow used to it. But as you can see, our efforts were futile.
Over a period of a week, Baby was exposed to 5 different Santas at various functions we attended, all resulting in tears. Does that make me a sadist?
We never got a smiling Baby-and-Santa photo this year, but we managed to get some nice family photos with the big guy.
From James, Baby and me, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. We look forward to lots of great things in 2013!
Wolf suit by Waddler.