My girl just does not like Santa. She had the same reaction last year. She was all for it this time - until we actually got there and she saw the Big Guy.
She then clutched me with a death grip and yelled "NO SANTA, MOMMY! NO SANTA!"
Even attempting to bribe her with a candy cane did nothing.
I'm not clear why she gets so upset, when all we're asking is that she sits on the lap of some stranger with an overabundance of facial hair and wearing more red than ANY man should in a lifetime.
It is kind of a sick thing we do, putting our kids in a situation where they're terrified just for the sake of a photo. Not that this has stopped me. I figure she'll just add it to the list of parenting blunders she'll discuss in therapy one day.
So now I will bring you some kinder, gentler pics of the post-Santa trauma, complete with her working on the candy cane.