Have a holly jolly Christmas…

Nothing says Christmas like getting your picture taken with Santa.  And who on earth is jollier than St. Nick?  So, it should stand to reason that pictures with Santa Claus should be a happy event.  One reflecting joy, and excitement towards the upcoming holiday.

 

Or this:

What's wrong with this picture? Oh yeah, we are behind Santa. And Santa looks like he got read the riot act on keeping his hands to himself.

 

Well, I'm sellin' it hard, but Quinn....she's not buying it. Not to mention Santa is getting bumped from the shot.

 

Saddest face on earth.

So that was fun.  So yes, you were supposed to sit on Santa’s lap.  Or, they even had a teeny stool for the kids to sit on in front of Santa.  But, seriously the second Quinn got even half a notion of what was to come she started repeating “No, no, no, no.” in a compulsive twitch sort of way.  Completely ignoring her very obvious cues that this was headed nowhere good, and fast- I held our place in line and told her she would get a treat for sitting with Santa.  When the screams became almost deafening, I walked up (because it was our turn) and tried to place her in Santa’s lap  near Santa.  In a last ditch attempt to have the requisite photo with Santa I jumped behind him and tried to salvage the moment.  Hmmm.  Well, considering only half of Santa even made it into a picture and Quinn looks like she’s just realized Santa is really the doctor, about to give her 72 vaccinations all at once- I don’t know if salvaged is the right word for these photos.  To me they are hardly  totally worth it.  Okay, not a great picture ‘with’ Santa…but definitely high school graduation photo collage board worthy.  Yeah, these pictures will be out in 2028.  And let’s not talk about how crazy that year sounds.

 

***I wanted to add that these pictures were taken by Jenny Mayfield an American photographer living in Frankfurt.  This was at a party hosted by the Mother’s group within the AWCT that I belong to.  Jenny is so sweet and patient (obviously) which we learned when we had her take photos of Quinn this fall.  Check out her work!***

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One Comment

  1. Danielle
    Posted December 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Hahahaha! You are not alone, good friend. Our Santa experiences (yes, plural, I tried more than once) did not go so well either.

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