Heartwriter’s Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Out With The Old, In With The New — Tradition Part II by J.G. McGlothern December 24, 2009

Filed under: mom writer — heartwriter @ 5:20 am
Tags: , ,

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.

Advertisements
 

One Response to “Out With The Old, In With The New — Tradition Part II by J.G. McGlothern”

  1. Jenny Kanevsky Says:

    Love how you let Margaret be herself.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s