Earlier this evening, Lillian’s daycare threw a little Christmas party for all the kids and parents, and there was a special guest — Santa Claus!
Okay, so technically I’m pretty sure it was actually the owner’s husband (or someone) in a Santa suit. Also, I should apologize for the poor quality of the photos in this post, since I didn’t have time to grab my good camera and they’re all taken with my phone.
All the kids got to sit on Santa’s lap, so naturally we wanted to let Lillan have a go. We didn’t know how she would react, and I’ve seen people post pictures of babies completely freaking out at Santa Claus — for some good examples, check out this amusing article featuring ten distinct “scientific categories” of kids being scared by Santa.
Lillian ended up falling somewhere into category #4 from the list: Slip Sliding Away. This was the only blurry picture I managed to snap before she squirmed her way off his lap:
Although it didn’t seem like she was actually afraid — she ended up just looking impishly up at Santa from the floor, so maybe she was just feeling squirmy and restless.
Santa was a good sport about it in any case.
All the kids got little presents from Santa afterwards, and Lilly ended up getting a pack of crayons and a miniature coloring book — fun and educational, though we should probably be extra careful that she doesn’t eat the crayons or some such, haha.
Anyway, that’s the story of Lillian’s first time meeting Santa Claus! What about you guys — any stories of babies or kids meeting Santa Claus and reacting in interesting ways? Did you enjoy the top 10 article, or see any amusing photos or articles around the web lately? Feel free to share your stories or links in the comments!