Like most of you I've been spending any free time I have in shopping malls and other stores trying to finalize my never-ending Christmas list. Well last week, we were in the midst of our holiday shopping when my daughter spotted the big man himself--Santa.
Now, just so you know, we had been dodging and strategically maneuvering around stores just so we could we purposely avoid the jolly old man. Not because we're cruel mean grinches, but because we had planned on taking her this week to see Santa at Macy's Santaland to get our annual Christmas picture.
But since my daughter was delighted to see him anyway we thought, why not. I whipped out my camera, but before I could take I picture--I was told by the elf that I couldn't take pictures with my camera. Um, WHAT?? Since when can you NOT take pictures of your child with Santa! She then informed me that if I wanted any pictures taken, then I would have to buy their package. Seriously??
I had no intentions of buying their package, especially since we were taking her in a few days to Manhattan to get her pictures taken. So I
A few days later I brought up Santaland to Arianna telling her that we were going to go have her pictures taken with Santa soon, and she looked at me like I was crazy! She told me that she had already seen Santa and there was no need to see him again. (Oh-no!) After trying my best to persuade her, I realized that her happiness was more important that some stupid picture. So I dropped it. (I guess I should've left the elf take the picture after all, I thought.)
Then on a whim my in-laws decided they wanted to go to the Woodbury Commons Outlets yesterday, and guess who we spotted spreading some holiday joy?!
SANTA!!! Yesss!! I finally got a picture of her and Santa!! Haha. Oh Well. I guess this Santa picture will have to do for this year... :)