Wednesday, December 22, 2010

First Trip to See Santa

I hadn’t even attempted to take Blair to see Santa before this year. Hundreds of kids, winter colds, and close contact are three things we avoid, and seeing Santa happens to likely involve all three. This is Blair’s third Christmas, so I really wanted to see if we could get her close to Santa this year – she really knows who he is now after all! I had even thought about asking my uncle to come down to the house in his Santa suit and let Blair sit on his lap!

It ended up that last week’s speech appointment fell on an afternoon before school got out for the holidays and on a day that Santa was at Bass Pro Shop all day long. So I thought that it wouldn’t hurt to run by Bass Pro Shop to see what kind of crowd there was.

We went in with Blair in the stoller and hand sanitizer in hand to check it out…. We were in luck! The crowd was very slim, and there were only four or five people in line!

Santa was very nice, and Blair thought his hair and beard were very neat (she kept touching them), but when I tried to get her to sit in his lap, I got, “No ma’am, no ma’am, no ma’am!” So I held her, and that worked out fine! He tried to touch her arm, and she told him “no ma’am!” (we’re working on the sir!)

santa at bass pro 121610 (2)

I think it was a successful visit – especially since we got a pretty good picture!


jmluckie said...

Santa looks beat.She'll grt use to it before long.See you soon.

Molly @ View From a Saddle said...

I like how he's looking over his glasses!

Glad Blair finally got to meet Santa!