Monday, December 20, 2010

Seeing Santa- The Guy Who Looks Nicer on Posters Than He Does In Real Life

Saturday night was our ward Christmas party and the girls were really excited because Santa was there. Up til this point, Leah would point out Santa on every poster on every store and jabber on about how excited she was to see him. The entire way to the church, Monica sang, "You better not pout, you better not cry, you better not shout I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town. He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows if you're awake. He knows if you've been good or bad so be good for goodness' sake." Over and over she sang her version of the classic to peals of laughter from Leah, who would occasionally join in and add her own verses. We only understood "Santa". And when we actually got to the church and stood in the line to see Santa, they were still getting pretty giddy with it. But when it was actually their turn to see him, Monica suddenly got shy and whispered what she wanted to Santa. He had to ask her a few times to repeat what she wanted and then he took a different tactic and just smiled and nodded. The poor guy was trying to do a good job but just couldn't hear what she was saying. (I can relate!) Then Leah wouldn't go near him. She didn't want to tell him what she wanted. She didn't want to stand next to him, let alone sit on his lap. So, Monica stood next to Santa and Leah stood next to Monica. In the first picture you can see how unnerved Leah was, poor baby. And Jillian was fast asleep in her carseat. We weren't about to wake her up!

1 comment:

Cristine said...

Eric was the same way! So excited about seeing Santa but then cried and cried when I put him on his lap! Love the pictures!