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.


  1. 20 Dec


    ha ha ha …. I mean ho ho ho! LOL

  2. 21 Dec


    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.

  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!


  5. 22 Dec


    Love it!

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