I took Bean today to the mall to visit Santa. My wonderful cousin, Boo, went with me to help me out. All I can say is what is wrong with you people? Why did all of the rest of you wait until 4 days before Christmas to take your kids to see Santa, too? I was thinking that we wouldn't have to wait in line, we wouldn't have to walk through a sea of people and we wouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg to see the Old Man. I was wrong, wrong, wrong.
This year was Bean's first visit with Jolly Old St. Nick. We wanted to take her last year but all three of us, Bean, Hubz and I, were sick for the whole month of December so we didn't do much visiting at all.
But I was determined to have a picture with my kid and the Claus this year and I got it. Bean did surprisingly well. She's been going through a shy phase where she has been sucking herself to my legs when we get around new people. The kid has a grip, let me tell you. But she got up in the chair and sat next to him. She was accompanied by her new best friend, a dolly from our Yankee friends, so maybe that's why she was a little braver. She never told him what she wants for "Sis-Mas" but I think he already knows.