Emma Kate does not love Santa Claus.
Shortly after Ashley's card arrived, my friend Lindsay's showed up in the mail . . . containing this gem:
The twins also do not love Santa.
I mean, I do feel a smidgen of guilt thinking that these pictures are so funny. Parents basically sacrifice their kids' comfort and security by throwing them onto the lap of a large, bearded, strange man, and then step back far enough to take a good picture while the children howl. And yet I'm so glad they do, cause it's amazingly funny.
So funny, in fact, that I put a call out on facebook for similar pictures, and here's what I got. Feast your eyes on this gold mine:
JD & Santa
Elise & Santa
The one above is particularly funny because this Santa, on whose lap Elise sits, is her very own father. And yet still, pure terror. HA!
Kruz, Gabriella, & Santa
Baby Indio & Santa
Reese (nephew of le Bargain Blonde) & Santa
Olivia, her mom Bethany, & Santa
Even sitting on her own mama's lap did not calm Olivia's terror around Santa Claus . . .
Walter, his tonsils, & Santa
my uncle Mike, my aunts, & Santa . . . circa 1960 (before my mama was born!)
How awesome is my aunt Pat (on the right in the picture) for being able to dig up & produce this picture mere minutes after I requested screaming-child-in-Santa's-lap pics?
These have not only made my day, but they've pretty much made my holiday season. Thanks for sharing your kids' misery with me. I hope they all get sweet presents to make up for their nightmare-inducing Santa visit. Wait--is this a form of immersion therapy?
Merry early Christmas!