And lo, Mama Kat Angel came from the east and said...
Write about Santa's past.
|Santa, Mrs, & Boo|
Which means of course I can show cute pictures of Boo Boo.
But also that I can re-hash my Santa tale from Holiday 2010. In case you had not noticed I am not blogging a lot lately. The first reason was I felt uninspired because I had no job, and now it's because my job is keeping me SUPER BUSY (and Kid-fu, Girl Scouts, Sunday School teaching, volunteering and kindergarten...whew!) So here you have it - What happened LAST year:
I got lots of nice comments about how cute she is - Thank you - and I wanted to tell you how it came to be that I found myself paying for a picture with Santa Claus for the first time EVER in her life.
You see my husband is in a union and every year they have a Christmas Party for all the kids to come and see Santa and Mrs. Claus - she sat on the SAME Santa's lap (or at least near it) every year since she was 11 months old.
|At 11 months|
|Just about Two|
|At almost three she didn't think she liked the big guy...|
|Almost four and starting to get the picture...|
I thought to myself...you DO have a backup Santa.
|THIS is what I call a good backup Santa!|
wah wah wah
Remember what happend at Boo Boo's Pre-K Christmas Pagent? Snow-maggedon 2010? The blizzard of SEVENTEEN INCHES OF SNOW that took down a football stadium?
yeah, no Santa that day either.
So what does a mama do that PROMISED her Boo Boo she could visit Santa?
She takes her to the mall on the COLDEST night in December that is possible and does it on the night they ALSO allow people to bring their pets.
I am a genius.
But Boo Boo was soooo excited.
As we stood there in line for nearly two hours she was as patient as any four year old could possibly be...having to wait for THREE dogs to sit with Santa ahead of her...hair dirty and in a scraggly pony...not dressed up in her Christmas Best like years past...but you know what?
She chatted with Santa for the longest time. And this Dear Santa really listened and talked with her on a whole other level than our Santa's of the past.
And T-Bone still got to watch The Vikings at Applebee's.