My kids don't like Santa ... let me rephrase that, my kids are scared to death of Santa. Sophia gets the whole Santa thing. She understands he is going to bring her presents on Christmas, but that doesn't make her want to be near him. Ryan is also feeling the excitement of the upcoming holiday, but honestly, he has no idea what is going on, he's just excited.
Santa came to daycare today. He gave every student a present and everyone had their pictures taken with him. This would be the second attempt this year at getting my kids' pictures taken with Santa. The first time Sophia got close enough to Santa to tell him she wanted a princess for Christmas, but as soon as the words left her little mouth, she bolted across the room. This time Sophia knew what was coming and this time she didn't even get close enough to tell Santa she wanted anything for Christmas. She got her present and walked away relatively unscathed.
Ryan wasn't so lucky. Still carry-able, Ryan was taken to see Santa. Despite his protests, he was plopped down on Santa's lap.
This is the result:
I nearly peed myself laughing when I saw this picture. There it is, Ryan taken hostage by Santa. Can you hear Santa's evil laugh as he points at the camera and says, "I'm coming to get you."
Ryan managed to come home with a present from Santa, although I'm pretty sure he never actually handed it to Ryan. One year, maybe before they are 10, I will get a picture of my kids on Santa's lap. Maybe. If not, that's fine because for all eternity, I will have this fantastic picture to remind me why I don't spend hours in line waiting to have my kids sit on Santa's lap.