Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Great Santa Scare

You know the suspect, big man, white beard, wearing red and white, sitting on a throne, sometimes jolly, sometimes not...depending on the mall crowds or the timing of his break. Of course, you guessed it, Santa Claus.

My three little guys have always met Santa with a mixture of awe and severe distrust. He is a bit scary if you think about it. We have cycled through the years where one of the boys is always missing from the Santa picture. In past years you can see me smiling in the picture and sitting on Santa's lap holding a toddler near tears. Oh what we will do for Christmas traditions.

Last year it was my 3-year-old guy who screamed his hark off the herald. I did not push him to get in the picture as I saw many a Mama doing. The process looked a bit painful. Later when we got home, he did cry when he remembered that his sweet little angel face would not be in the picture. So we electronically altered the photo and added him in. The head was a bit shrunken than the other two boys, but he was happy and we averted a Santa crisis.

My hubby ran across this amusing website of a rather interesting collection of bizzare Santa pictures. The site is called Sketchy Santas and it does indeed deliver some sketchy and suspect Santa Claus portraits. Enjoy!

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