The real Santa Claus
20 Dec

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.

Baby crying on Santa's lap

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!

Mother and father with baby and Santa

Wolf suit by Waddler.

5 Comments

  1. 20 Dec

    Chanelle

    ha ha ha …. I mean ho ho ho! LOL

  2. 21 Dec

    kombizz

    nice captures – I love the images.

  3. 21 Dec

    Katie @mummydaddyme

    Brilliant! My little lady actually wasn’t too bad with Santa this year, he didn’t put her on his knee though he just gave her a cuddle, and she didn’t really know what was going on!

    Merry Christmas to you all.
    x

  4. 21 Dec

    Julia from ICAWatermelon

    Ha ha! It’s probably better that way ;o) Hopefully mine will be more willing next year.

    Merry Christmas!

    Jx

  5. 22 Dec

    Suanna

    Love it!

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