the guy dressed as Santa

December 21, 2010 at 6:28 am (christmas, holiday, picture post, ro's colossal crusades, sisters, the continuing adventures of Superpuff)

“Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know… the birth of Santa.”

– Bart Simpson

T knows all about Santa. One of her favorite books is The Night Before Christmas, and she’s seen enough of Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to ensure that the image of that jolly elf in his red suit has been seared into her mind forever. She also knows that stories are just that – stories. We’ve told her that at Christmas time some people like to pretend that Santa is real, but that children might not know stories aren’t true. So we don’t tell them because it might make them sad, and we don’t want to make anyone sad at Christmastime!

But we still thought it would be fun to go visit him in his Christmas kingdom at the mall! T calls him “the guy dressed as Santa,” because that’s exactly what he is!

She wasn’t in the slightest bit shy about it, and gave him an earful when he asked what she wanted for Christmas, her number one priorities being a Scout and Violet dog – Scout for her and Violet for her sis (don’t worry, Santa, it’s been taken care of).

After she was done, the man who’s dressed as Santa asked if Ro would like a turn. And wonder of wonders and miracle of Christmas miracles. . .


I don’t believe I have a picture of my baby SMILING on Santa’s lap! Everyone knows that all little babies are terrified of Santa, and Ro won’t even let her grandmother hold her! She’s such a silly little goose, she must have thought he was a giant fuzzy stuffed animal. Red is her favorite color. . . maybe it was the (adorable) matching hats that she found so amusing. I know I did!


  1. Kendall said,

    Love it!!! The pictures are great! I’ve been a bit nervous to take my kids to see “The Man Dressed as Santa” because well…they’re having a hard time grasping the idea that Santa is not real. Oh well!! 🙂

  2. maygan said,

    SO cute! All Trent really knows about Santa is that he’s a big happy guy who comes out at Christmas time to pass out candycanes to good kids. It cracks me up everytime people ask him what he wants from santa and he says “a candycane”.

  3. Kelli said,

    As usual your posts don’t disappoint!! So glad all was smiles and giggles with Santa!

  4. wecki77 said,

    Cute pics. I couldn’t believe that both my kids sat there too. Tori said she wanted to, but I was still skeptical.

  5. Bryna said,

    Very cute shots. But I have to admit, my favorite picture of Nola is the one of her terrified… and the Santa looks scared too! Is that bad of me? HA!

  6. ma said,

    tis a miracle baby Ro is actually smiling! shoulda got a pic with her and Pop dressed as Santa. great pics as usual, specially cause of the cuties in the pics! see you Christmas! you are quite talented when it comes to photography and things to do with the girls. i think so as do many of my customers who see the pics and hear the stories. love you all, gammy

  7. ma said,

    p.s. kudos to you for taking your own pictures with santa!

  8. Sharon said,

    Awww I’d heard the story but the pics make it extra fantastic!

  9. Jennifer said,

    goodness, how sweet! I had a screaming baby this year! I admire you for telling T the “truth”. I started thinking this year how its kinda cruel (is that too strong?) to let on about Santa. Still having mixed, undecided feelings about it all. You are such a great mom!!

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