Monday, December 14, 2009


Last year this happened when Lucy and Isaac sat on Santa's lap. I was determined this year to not have a repeat so we talked about how nice Santa is over and over again. I even had her view him from afar at the mall. It seemed like we had overcome the fear...until the night of our ward party. When he came out, she started shaking and saying "I cared (scared) Santa." Let's just say it didn't go well, again. She didn't even get as far as his lap to give us a real back-arching freakout.

Isaac, however, was shaking too, but with excitement. He had made his Christmas list some time ago and had been waiting to give it to one of Santa's helpers, because clearly, the real Santa only comes on Christmas day-duh mom.

Geoff bought Christmas books for the kids to open the last 12 days of Christmas. It's been a fun thing for all of us and a great new tradition.