Typically we don’t focus too much on Santa during the holidays. For one, why should the big guy in the North Pole get all the credit? Pleeeaaase… I do all the hard work and all I get is to secretly eat some cookies? ; ) And most importantly, we don’t want to distract from the real meaning of Christmas, to celebrate our Savior’s birth.
But when my sister said she booked an appointment for me to take a picture with my girls, and I would dress up like Santa, you bet I jumped at the chance to put on that red suit! Collin was out of town for work because you would assume he would get to have all the fun… even though I’ve got the real bowl full of jelly belly.
It’s also a cool idea if your child is frightened of Santa. Since Lola is terrified there is no way we would get a picture this close to a real Santa. I was only decked out from the shoulders down and you’d think Lola would be A-OK with it. Nope, she wouldn’t even hold my hand in the picture below. Thinking about the stink eye she looked up and gave me when I said, “Lola, hold my hand,” makes me laugh hysterically! She must’ve thought I joined the dark side with evil, white bearded guys.
The older girls still giggle, “Remember when mom dressed up like Santa?!”
I hope you had a fun weekend! Thanks so much for your congrats on our news! Made my day to hear from all of you!
Merry Christmas Eve!! xo, Lizzy