Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Santa is on my "naughty" list

We have only one "believer" left in our house this year. So, we went to see the big man in red yesterday at the mall. Chase came along, because he still likes to "see" him, but he would not be sitting on his lap this year because "he is a cool middle-schooler now". Brooke was very excited. In the morning yesterday before school, she started to get a little teary eyed though. She said, "mommy, I think I might be on the naughty list!" Why, I said, did you do something that would put you there. (this was gonna be good)- "Well," she said, I was arguing with Chase the other day." I assured her that Santa knew that was normal brother/sister behavior, and that she was a very kind, sweet girl- and is definately on the nice list. That seemed to put her mind at ease, so she was excited to see Santa!
When she got home from school, she changed into her fanciest dress, combed and sprayed her hair, and we were off to the mall. We entered the mall and could see him sitting on his chair, the excitement grew! There was nobody else there, so we went right in. BUT.....you won't be seeing a sweet, priceless picture of this moment of her childhood, that will never again be recaptured. Why??? because you couldn't take your own picture. You would have to pay $18.00 if you wanted a piece of this memory!!!! I asked the "elf" if I could simply take a short video on my camera instead. NO... Mind you this is the same exact Santa and spot that my dear friend Julie visited 3 days ago and got oodles of pics (taken by HER own camera). I was NOT happy. I was dissapointed. I didn't want to make a scene, so I dropped it. AFTER i asked the head elf once more why my friend could take photos and I can't. His reply? I must not have been on duty that day. Great.


Here is the picture I did get... Look real hard, can you see santa WAY in the backround? Nice.
Brooke has been wearing these play glasses around, because some of her friends wear real ones, and she thinks it's pretty cool :)


This pic is in the little tunnel area you walk in before seeing santa.


We did have a great time at the mall though, the kids got a drink at the Bubble Tea house and Subway for dinner. Brooke rode the merry-go-round and we had fun browsing around!

3 comments:

Carly said...

That stinks that they wouldn't let you take a pic! Before we know it they won't even let the kids sit on his lap without a fee. We ran into the same thing a few weeks ago, we weren't buying pic's because Ally wasn't in her Christmas dress (I like to have a frame ornament on our tree of Ally in her Christmas dress w/Santa every year). But, I still wanted a pic. They had signs everywhere posted about not taking pics. Then the lady behind me told me she was going to take one with her phone anyways. The clerk asked us if we were buying pictures and the little girl behind us said, "NO, my Mom's just going to use her phone so we don't have to pay". It was so funny! The clerk just said okay that's fine so I guess she wasn't "the strict one". So, I used my phone too. I mean c'mon it's a pic where's these peoples Christmas spirit! LOVE your pictures though, that tells a great story w/Santa in the background!

Carly said...

And have I mentioned to you how much I think Brooke looks like Marcia Brady??? She's such a cutie!

Three Against One said...

Sorry Carol, I can't believe that they didn't at least let you video it. In the past if they wouldn't let you take a picture with your camera you were still able to video it. Just for the record I didn't get oodles, only two. :) I think they knew better than to try to stop me because I would have caused a scene that is ridiculous it is sponsored by the mall how can they charge us!

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