Last Sunday, during a whirl-wind trip to the mall to visit an "old" college friend of mine, we happened to walk by the Santa Station and low-and-behold, there was NO line. After asking if they were already closed or if Santa was taking a break, I was assured that Santa was ready and available for a picture.
I was a little hesitant to go forward with the Santa photo considering the pure horror from last year, but I am a brave, brave woman- and a bit of a gambler! But, it seems that the stars were aligning for a bit of pure cuteness and holiday magic!
No, his jeans weren't too short for him, but I didn't have the time to adjust them before the photographer snapped the picture. Luckily, James was all smiles after an initial but brief moment of panic. I assured him that the man was very nice and might bring him toys, if he was a good boy. That's all it took for this little one to turn on the charm!
James even indulged Santa in some light conversation....
Santa: What would you like for Christmas?
James: I want TRAINS!
Santa: Okay then! (push over Santa! Good thing his Kidcraft Limited Edition Train table has already been delivered!) Since you've been such a good boy today, why don't you take this! (Santa proceeds to hand James a cute little coloring book.)
James: (After inspecting the coloring book and observing that it is NOT a train, hands it back to Santa and says....) No, I don't want this. I want TRAINS!
Yeah, just like his mama, the kid knows what he wants!