Earlier in the month we went to a cub scout Christmas party. Santa made an appearance and gave the kids each a gift. since there were so many kids, Santa didn't get a chance to talk to each child or let the kids sit on his lap. We have never really pushed the Santa issue and I didn't even know that Joshua knew who Santa was....After he was handed his gift and Santa was ready for the next family, Joshua started to cry. When we got back to our table i asked him was was wrong. He said "I didn't get to sit in that guys lap!" Now he didn't know what the guys name was, but he knew that you were suppose to sit on his lap! LOL
I decided to take him to the mall to sit on Santa's lap. Sarah decided she wanted to go to, so the three of us went. We went early in the morning, I was surprised to find no one in line. Santa greeted the kids even before we were in line and the kids were able to go right up and sit on his lap. They must have sat and talked for 10 minutes before other kids got in line. I am not sure what all they talked about, i am sure it was good! lol Joshua refused to look at Santa's face, but he did talk to him a bit. Now he is happy he got to sit on that guys lap and that guy gave him a sucker so now he can sleep at night. lol
See the green and red bowl looking thing next to Sarah? that was the sucker holder! It was full of pretty colored suckers. Hundreds of them! After we couldn't resist the scent of Auntie Anne's any longer....and i happened to have a coupon for a free pretzel. :o) Mmmm...I *love* Auntie Anne's.......
The city offers a program where you take a wrapped gift to city hall and on a designated day Santa will come on a fire truck and give your child the present. Since we never pushed the Santa issue, we never did it. This year a child a few houses down from us was on Santa's route. I took Joshua out on the porch to see Santa and the fire truck. Since Santa didn't bring Joshua a present Joshua said "That guy hates me!" and he cried. lol Dad came to the rescue and told him those kids wont be home when Santa comes so they get their presents early. He will get his presents on Christmas day. lol He accepted that and went about his business of destruction. lol
Thanks for reading! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!