We were at the mall last week and Campbell spotted Santa sitting all alone in the middle of the mall. No lines, no kids, no waiting. What luck!!! We made our approach- she was walking beside me holding my hand. As we got closer and closer to the North Pole her expression went blanker and blanker.
(Sidebar: When she wants to, this child has a stone face like no other on the planet!)
Santa stands up to take a break and walks towards us. She immediately begins back pedaling and shaking her head no, no, no. I really am not all that keen on the mall-Santa-experience anyway, (although our guy did have a beautiful real and very Santa-ish home grown white beard), so I picked her up and we waved to him from a far. I told her we could just shoot him a quick email when we got home.
Well.... I may have forgotten to mention her lack of interest in Santa to her teacher. Did I mention that Santa stopped by school last Friday? I hope he did not take their encounter too personally. Even so, I did a little extra shopping for Campbell- just in case. You never can be too careful!
From Campbell's House