Yesterday, I blogged about my experiences sitting on Santa’s lap. Today, I want to elaborate more about what it was like for BusyBoy and GigglyGirl to see Santa this year. In the morning before our 6 PM appointment to see Santa, the children and I sat at the computer to create their Christmas Wish List. I told them they could ask for 4 things for Christmas this year. They each picked out the things they would like to have and I printed the list for them with photos of each toy. Don’t you love how easy the internet makes things in life?
At lunchtime, GigglyGirl asked if Santa would still give them gifts even though they have been a little bit bad. I told her yes. I said Santa gives you gifts because he loves you. He loves you whether or not you are good. He wants you to be good but he still loves you no matter what.
The children got dressed up in their nice Christmas outfits and we set out to the mall. This mall is about 40 minutes from our house and they were very mellow the whole ride. GigglyGirl said they were trying not to fight over each other so that Santa would know they were good children.
When we got to the mall, we met up with my parents and siblings and niece and nephew. GigglyGirl and BusyBoy ran up to each of my parents to give them big hugs and kisses and they also gave kisses to their cousin. We stopped in the restroom for a quick break and then made our way to the line to see Santa.
The whole time we were I line, which was about 15 minutes, they were extremely excited and could not stand still. They were cutting up with their cousin, laughing, and jumping up and down. Then right as we got to the front of the line, GigglyGirl told me she had to go to the potty. I knew it was her nerves and I told her we would go as soon as we finished seeing Santa. She said she really had to go right now and tried to walk off. Luckily, she stayed calm. I told her I could go with her to see Santa if she needed me to.
When it was their turn to sit on Santa’s lap, GigglyGirl forgot about her nerves and did sit on Santa’s lap. She did not need me to hold her hand. She and BusyBoy both told Santa what they wanted for Christmas. GigglyGirl who is very reserved around strangers, even talked to him.
Afterwards, we took several family photos and then headed back home. When we pulled off the expressway onto our exit, BusyBoy said he saw a red and white light going through the sky with something red and white in it. I said it must be an airplane. He corrected me and told me it must be Santa because it did not have a roof. I agreed and told him Santa must be going back home to the North Pole since he was done working for the night. Mr. Right told BusyBoy that Santa was taking their wish lists to the elves so the elves would know what to make for them. Both BusyBoy and GigglyGirl were very happy at this prospect. When we got home, they did their evening routine without much fuss and went straight to sleep.
I hope they are dreaming of Santa’s sleigh and their visit with Santa this evening.