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Not a Fan of Santa Claus

Monday, December 06, 2010

I heard that 1-year-olds aren't always afraid of Santa, but 2yo's usually are. So we figured we'd give it a try. Besides, she'll get a kick out of the pic. She started to cry as soon as I passed her to Santa's little helper and then screamed when she sat with Santa. But thus begins the annual Santa pics. I think it's mostly stranger anxiety rather than the costume. I'm trying to talk hubby into getting a Santa Suit. Maybe it'll get her used to Santa. I saw one on sale at Joann's today :-)

We have been debating about whether or not to get a Christmas tree this year. We've been lazy the past few years and haven't bothered for just the two of us. We have hardly spent time in the living room anyway.

But little Bel adores Christmas trees. She stops and stares in awe (and touches) whenever she sees one at the store. So we're thinking maybe we should just break down and get one. Then there's the question of whether to get a real or fake one. We both grew up with fake trees. I never really liked them. I liken them to fake flowers and plants (why bother?). And the thought of storing a fake tree. We're already up to our eyeballs in stuff stashed away in every nook and cranny. I really don't think we have room to store an artificial Christmas tree.

But then there's the logistics of getting and disposing of a real tree. The magical charm of a real tree might outweigh the hassle of lugging it in and out of the house, sweeping up needles and mopping up mud and sap. But I'm not 100% convinced yet...

A cute little Charlie Brown Christmas tree sounds good to me. Nice and small and easy. But I'm sure baby Bel is looking forward to a towering majestic tree that can elf even Daddy :-)



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Comment By Littlethings
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:15 PM
Funny thing - I've been reading Christmas books to her, and they have Santa Claus in them. She can now recognize Santa with his unmistakable beard and red suit.

So today I showed her this picture again of her with Santa. I pointed Santa out to her in the picture. Her face showed that she immediately recognized him as Santa from her story books.

But then when I told her that was her in the picture with Santa, her face got all messed up with concern about why she was crying in the picture. Then I noticed on Facebook that other mommies had posted similar pics of their little one screaming on Santa's lap.

Still haven't gotten a Christmas tree. Thinking about doing it tomorrow :-)

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