I'll admit, I am one of "those parents" that love to have the kids photos with Santa every year. But I also have a kid who is or was afraid of Santa. Here's our Santa photo from 2005, Camille's first Christmas. She is the tiny one on the verge of bursting into tears:
And so it went in 2006... Do you want to see Santa and sit on his lap? NO!!!
And 2007... Do you want to see Santa and sit on his lap? No, thank you.
I just figured 2008 would be another year of the same. Two previous attempts this year failed, but while we were at the mall yesterday, we had a breakthrough. "Mommy, I want to see Santa." My reply, looking at the line, "Are you sure? Are you really going to do it this time?" And here is the result: