Thursday, December 20, 2007

Santa was MIA

The day was going perfectly according to my plan. And with a 14 month old- you know that is a rare occurrence.

We spent the morning playing in the playroom. After a quick morning snack Hailey went right down for her nap and slept pretty well. She even ate most of the grilled cheese sandwich I made for her.

I got Hailey dressed in her Christmas dress and off to the mall we went.

We arrived at the mall and there was only one person in front of us waiting to see Santa.

"Things could not be going any more smoothly." I thought to myself with a smile on my face.

I KNOW- I can hear you all laughing at me right now and saying to your computers, "Oh, you poor foolish lady. You know you should never have thoughts like that."

So, then one of Santa's helpers came over and said, "Santa is going to take a little break. He'll be back at 2:00."

I didn't think that was too bad- only a half hour away and I had shopping to do anyways. So, I got some shopping done and at 2:10 we went back to see Santa. But Santa was not back. Well, I figured that maybe Santa was having a hard time finding a place to park his reindeer. I mean can you imagine how difficult that would be? So I decided we'd give him a few extra minutes.

At 2:30 we went back again to check. Still no Santa. So, I asked one of the helpers when Santa would be back.

"We're not exactly sure where Santa is or if he's coming back." She told me.

"Oh?" I responded.

"Here's a coupon for a free 5x7 if you want to come back tomorrow to use it."

We waited around until a little after 3:00, just to make sure. But Santa never came back. (Can you blame the poor guy though? I mean really- can you imagine doing that job all day?)

The next day was much too snowy and we did not go back. We made it back two days later (and- yes the manager did let me use my coupon). Hailey was so excited when she saw Santa. She waved and said, "Hi, O-O-O." (her way of saying "Ho, Ho, Ho")

When we got a little closer to Santa she started to dig her fingers into my arm. And when she sat on his lap..... well- I'll just show you.


Tricotine said...

Aaaawww... Poor little thing...

Myself, I have lots of photos of that kind... My DD does not seem to get use to the Santa idea! LOL

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Ah..Why is the little princess crying? :(

Having christmas around the corner she might get accustomed to Santas very soon! :)

Merry christmas!

Regina said...

aaaawwww, poor Hailey! So sorry nobody warned you about picture with Santa! I talked Britney out of that foolishness. Thank God I did because Danayja is semi-scared of the darn Christmas tree! It's taken about 4 days for her to get used to it!
Merry Christmasto you & yours!!
I have something for you at my blog.

JenLo said...

Poor girl. Everybody knows a strange guy with stuff billowing out of his mouth & chin is a dangerous dude!

Amy W said...

Gotta love the Santa pictures!!

Sharon said...

Poor thing!
What is it about santa and clowns that get children all freaked out?

Ashley said...

I think the picture of Hailey crying with Santa is priceless!!!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Aww, poor little girl. You'll treasure that picture forever though. I can't believe that they didn't let you see Santa before he took his 'break' that day since you were already in line!

KC said...

awwwww poor thing.. but I have a ton of santa pictures with the kids crying and my mom does also LOL.
It's part of the whole Santa thing.. you know the joy of the season, scare your child to death LOL... :) Sweet pea was my screamer and crier.. Princess and Mr Man never fussed.. Little Man gets a little worried but hasn't cried.

Kellan said...

What a cute picture - they are all so afraid of the Jolly Fella, aren't they? She's adorable. See you soon. Kellan

Pam said...

oh, the poor girl!

Ashlyn's first Christmas (9 months) she didn't seem to notice Santa much, the next year ( 21 months) she WAILED and was terrified! said...

Ok, I have to tell you that the last time Valerie was down here, Karen had brought her down, and our neighbor has a giant Santa in his yard!!

Karen said Kelly will come out and help us in and she doesn't know what Valerie thought she said but she said I don't want Santa to help me... only it sound more like

no santa help me!! and dear Karen said thats not Santa thats a toy!! and Valerie said SANTA NOT REAL No SANTA and Karen was left holding the explaing Santa is real bag!! What a mess!! anyway Hailey looks adorable as always!! Love and hugs Grams