Last week at Bri’s blog she talked about how her daughter wanted nothing to do with Santa … and it really brought me back. Back in 1997 Danny was just over a year old, and had already done one picture with Santa when he was about 6 weeks old.
We wanted to head to the Burlington Mall and get a bit of shopping done, and get a picture taken with the Jordan Marsh Santa while we grabbed our annual Lenox family ornament. As it turned out there was quite the snowstorm going on – and where we lived northwest of Boston we got pounded on a regular basis! But since we just wanted a quick trip, neither Lisa nor I were really dressed – I hadn’t even shaved!
So naturally after standing in line for a while we got to the front and Danny decided he wanted nothing to do with Santa! That is why he has such nice rosy cheeks – he was all out of sorts, but with us sitting there and a solid grasp on his candy cane, he took the picture. And that is how we ended up with a family picture with Santa!
That was 1997 … and in 1998 Christopher was born, so I can’t help but share this picture, because … CUTE!
LOVE it! Some of my favorite photos, I hate to admit, are when people post their “Santa? Not impressed!” photos of their kids. They just crack me up. I love how Danny gritted his teeth, gripped his canes and got the job done!
Totally agree – it is all about what happens and how you deal with it that defines you as a parent. Because kids are great at throwing you a curve when you least expect it! 🙂
My older son gets excited but also shy/quiet around Santa. My little guy becomes stone-faced lol Cute pics!
We have pics for pretty much every year – when they didn’t want to do pics anymore, we started doing them with the dogs at Petco or Petsmart to support the local humane society. We love looking through them each year …amazing how they grow!