Yesterday we attended our church's Christmas party for the kids, after practicing for the Christmas play that is tonight. I'm sure I'll be posting pictures and maybe even video of the play tonight.
Santa showed up at the Christmas party. Each child was able to go and see Santa and sit on his lap. Hoss was not a fan.
We don't talk much about Santa at our house. As a child I never believed. A personal choice made by my parents. I never felt like I had a part of my childhood removed from me, as lots of people assume.
I'm not withholding Santa from Hoss, but we have chose not to discuss Santa much and definitely not to push Santa on him. He will get one big gift from Santa each year (a bike this year) and then the other gifts he will receive are from Mommy and Daddy.
Hoss understands that Santa says "Ho! Ho! Ho!" but he doesn't seem to understand that Santa brings gifts or that you can ask Santa for gifts.
Well, when Santa showed up at the party at church, Hoss was very attentive. He stared at him and willingly walked up to see him. He was fine until it was his turn to sit on Santa's lap. Then he wasn't so sure. It was his first ever visit with Santa.
He let "Mrs. Claus" hold him, so he got his picture taken with Mrs. Claus and Santa!