Monday, December 3, 2012

santa claus?

for the past few years, her skepticism has risen.  
lots of questioning coupled with plenty of doubt.  
is this the last year for santa claus?  
my heart breaks at the very thought.

but she still makes a list.  
and we still set out to find him.  
even if she swears she is getting too big for this.

and then she spots him...

more deliberations ensue.  
will she say hello or won't she?  
it's anyone guess right now. 

it takes her a painful few minutes to decide. 

but then - ever so cautiously - she approaches him. 
shows him what she's been dreaming of. 
but doesn't say a word.

he studies it.
compliments the detail...

...and then asks if she'll sit down with him to chat?

she slowly backs away.
looks to me for my advice and i don't make eye contact with her;
i can't bear to hear what she'll say.

and then suddenly -  she sits.
they talk.
and i am so relieved.

all is right with the world least for another year.

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  1. I absolutely LOVED this post. Such a sweet moment captured to share when she is older too. Hope to see you soon!


  2. Wow, that is one GREAT-looking Santa....he's convinced ME, too!!! Very, very sweet it.


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