At a Christmas luncheon the other day the subject of making children sit on Santa's lap for those much needed photo memories came up. I was quietly absent from that conversation. I didn't want to be a Christmas Party Pooper. Then my hairdresser told me he guilts his children into having their pictures taken on Santa's lap. He told them that is ALL he wanted for Christmas when they expressed their fear.
That screaming child above: turned out to be my son-in-law! I rarely see him act like that now.
And here I am, the only photo I know of me on Santa's lap. I was old enough to not be doing that kinda thing if you ask me. I didn't trust him...told him I didn't believe he was really Santa. When he said he was indeed, I yanked his beard. Yup, I still remember hearing the elastic snap and the gasps from the crowd. I was swept away without so much as a, "Good job Sherlock!"
.There are no pictures of my kids sitting on Santa's lap. Nope. Jennifer was terrified of anyone dressed in costume, so we stayed on the other side of the mall. But anytime I see photos of children crying on Santa's lap, I can't help but laugh. It's an uncomfortable laugh, like when someone falls. It's hilarious, but should one really laugh? Yes, I mean No. Oh, but it's too funny.
. MAY I BRIBE YOU WITH A WOODLAND DELIGHT GIVEAWAY ?
I got to thinking. I'd like to bribe you into sharing your painful, er, I mean hilarious Santa photos. The photo could be of you, a relative, your kids, grandkids. Just please have it be a legitimate photo that you have permission to share (probably not one of your ex, ya know). I will need you to email a photo to me, via firstname.lastname@example.org in a .jpg format. I will be posting them throughout the Holiday season. Then I will ask the rest of you to vote on your favorites. The winner will receive an entire set Woodland Delight Fat Quarters! Yes way! That's 25 fat quarters.
So just pretend this is you and your sister sitting on Santa's lap, or your kids, or you ARE Santa. Just make sure it's okay to share. I just might be asking you to show proof of the counseling sessions! I will put your photo right here for all to see for everyone to vote.
'So grab some eggnog and that old photo album. I am sorry if this Giveaway narrows down the contestants. I will have more giveaways, I promise. xoxo