Like many of you, one of our family Christmas traditions is to visit Santa at Nordstrom. The kids get their photo taken, I put the 5 x 7 in a black frame and it goes on the downstairs fireplace mantel with all the previous years Santa photos.
This year my 8 year old daughter announced she wasn’t going to get her picture taken with Santa. Without trying to sound pushy or to appear to beg…I asked, WHY?
I don’t want to sit on a stranger’s lap who is pretending to be the real Santa. Couldn’t really argue with that. Sort of had to let that one go.
My five year old son takes after his mother and has no problem sitting on a stranger’s lap and smiling for the camera.
This year we did something different – we brought the dog to see Santa. So now on the mantel I have a framed photo of my son and his puppy on a stranger’s lap. Sometimes you have to let go of your old traditions to make room for new ones.