A couple of weeks ago we took a trip to the mall to see Santa. It was a surprise for the kids. When I told Ian that we were on our way to the mall to talk to Santa, his response was quite comical.
"Oh, they have THOSE Santas out now, huh?" he said smugly.
"What do you mean, THOSE Santas Ian?" I questioned him.
"Those ones that come out every year at all the malls and stuff. You know." he explained.
I couldn't help but chuckle under my breath as he was saying that. He is too smart for his own britches! But I didn't want him to miss out on the excitement and the anticipation so we discussed it further and "we" decided that Santa must make his rounds to each of the malls to make sure to visit with all the children. He also has "helper" Santas that sit at the mall when he can't be there. Somehow we must have known exactly the right time to go to the mall to see the "real" Santa.
Even though he seemed to have it all figured out for a moment, Ian climbed right up on Santa's lap, real or not, and shared his entire Christmas list with him. I guess he wasn't going to take any chances on missing out on any goodies!
Isabelle was so excited to go and didn't hesitate either. In fact, she had many more ideas to share with Santa than she had shared with us!