Sunday, December 7, 2008

Take 1

"Hey! Why are you handing me over to this Creepy dude who looks like Elmo with white fur all over him? Not cool Dada! Not cool at all..."


In retrospect, I guess we should have had a Santa picture taken last year. If we had, Lukas might not have been quite so freaked by this encounter with the Jolly Red Man at his daycare's Holiday party yesterday.
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Good thing there are still 3 weeks left before Christmas. It might take a few more attempts to pull this off!

18 comments:

Ed (zoesdad) said...

My kids love Santa.

The Easter Bunny is a whole different story!

Being Jake... said...

I am going with Jake on Thursday, wish us luck he loves the ladies but screams with men!!! And of course crazy men with red outfits and white beards are going to be too much I fear!

morethananelectrician said...

Just count this year's Santa picture as a loss. You'd hate to make him afraid of Santas forever and give him some reason to put you in a "home" in forty years!

SciFi Dad said...

The whole Santa picture thing has thus far passed over my home. My kids' photos have never been of the crying, screaming variety. Stunned deer in headlights? Hell yeah. But no tears.

NukeDad said...

I always think of the movie "Elf" when I see pictures like these. "You're not Santa! You smell like beer and cheese. You sit upon a throne of lies!"

jeskates said...

It cracks me up why some kids are okay with Santa and others aren't...
honestly, why are we surprised when our kids are afraid of them? I mean, look at it this way, unless you have a white beard and you are overweight, more than likely your child is gonna kick and scream b/c they are not used to being held by a big fat white man in a red suit! LOL! But, give it a few years... as soon as they understand liking Santa yields GIFTS... their little tunes take a turn! LOL!

iVegasFamily said...

Our son talks about Santa constantly, but won't go anywhere near him in person. I think it's the age.

James Austin said...

@Ed- I'm sure the Easter Bunny won't be so bad. He loves
Curious George and the Bunny!

@Mandy - Good luck with that. Hope he fares better than Lukas.

@MTAE - Probabaly the best advice yet.

@SciFi - Lucky you!

@NukeDad - That is a hilarious movie. But I think Luke is used to the smell of beer and cheese by now!

@VegasDad - I was kinda hoping by next year it would have all passed. We'll see.

Scary Mommy said...

That's hilarious!! I have to say, he is sort of freaky! I'm a bit scared myself. ;)

Carol said...

Aw, yay for delurking! That Santa looks about 5 decades too young.

Carol said...

(Shouldn't Mrs. LIAYF technically just be LIAYM? The things that pass through my head when flipping through archives...)

James Austin said...

@jeskates - Sorry I missed you earlier. So true, so true. Once he figures it out then the pictures wil be no problem, it will be getting him to summarize what he wants when getting to sit on his lap.

@Scary Mommy - No worries, Santa brings gifts for all the boys and girls. Unless you have been bad, of course. Then you are SOL.

@Carol - Welcome. I think it may just be time for you to have your own blog. Nothin to it really. And Mrs. LIAYF is what I went with but it could have easily been the other way as well.

DC Urban Dad said...

Personally that Santa freaks me out too.

James Austin said...

@DC - They actually got one of the New Dads at the daycare to 'volunteer' to be Santa. Glad it wasn't me!

Kelley said...

I hope he farted.

That would have been awesome.

James Austin said...

@kelley - Poor Santa. He has to ride behind those reigndeer all night, so I am sure that wouldn't have affected him anyway!

lili11 said...

Been there. Love kids. Will always love them.

James Austin said...

@lili11 - I hope it gets better next year. hard to see him scared of something.