It is that time of year again. The time to go visit Santa. Each year I have envisioned my perfect children sitting on his lap and whispering their wish lists in his ear. And usually one of them cries, scared to death of this strange man in red. So I've accepted the fact that they may cry, but we go on anyway.
But this year was different. I hope I always remember the sweet, special visit with Santa they had in 2008.
As soon as we got to the front of the line to see Santa, both Kaya's and Zanders eyes lit up. They both sat in his lap with no reservations. They whispered, giggled, and told Santa what they wanted. And Santa was so wonderful......I just love him so much. Zander told him something that must have been pretty funny (we still don't know what, besides as Zander says "It's their secret). Anyway, after Zander told him this secret, Santa laughed so loud--I'm pretty sure he could be heard throughout the mall. When I went to get them out of Santa's lap, he said to them, "What a great way to start my day! I'm so happy I got to see you this morning." While we were waiting for our pictures to print, Santa kept waving at Zander and winking at him while he waited for other kids.
I'm not sure who was more excited to see Santa....the kids or myself. Merry Christmas, Santa. You made me have a wonderful day!