Sunday, December 21, 2014

Can we go see Santa, please, please, pleassssssssssse?

That is all I've heard for weeks. Every time we saw a Santa figurine, picture, or movie, Grace would start to beg "Please, can we go see Santa? I want to see Santa!" Now let me start by saying we don't really do Santa in our house. I never grew up believing in him and don't really get the point (yes I know some of you are scoffing at me right now about ruining the magic of Christmas, but I still don't get it!) Grace doesn't normally like costumed characters anyway so this fascination with Santa surprised me. I'm guessing her friends at school were talking about going to see him so I promised her we could go.

Grandma Barb went to get a pass for us one morning (thank you Bass Pro for doing passes instead of making us wait forever!) and I got them all dressed up in their Christmas outfits. On the way there, Grace wouldn't stop talking about telling Santa what she wanted for Christmas. Her list included: a horse, a baby, and a pink train. The excitement lasted until we got to the front of the line. Then this happened:

Oh yes, they cried. Grace absolutely refused to talk to him and wouldn't even look at him when he gave her a candy cane. Now for all of you worried that I've traumatized my children, I promise you they are fine. Grandma had made an effort to get the pass and Grace had begged for this, so we got our picture. She thinks it's funny now and tells people "I cried on Santa's lap, I don't know why. So funny."

Within a few seconds they were back to normal and had fun checking out all of the other fun activities Bass Pro had set up.

The train was a massive hit and I absolutely love this picture:

They absoultely loved the shooting range and I'm sure this is a picture that would make papa proud:

So overall not a total waste of a trip but I don't know if we'll be doing a Santa visit again next year!

Did your kids see Santa this year? What do they want for Christmas?

1 comment:

  1. So cute...a crying Santa picture, pretty sure every kid has one! :)



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