I finally took my daughter to see Santa Claus last week. For the past month or so, she's been asking for a "big girl bicycle," so this was her chance to discuss it with the big man himself.
My not-typically-shy child got very quiet when she saw him. I suppose he is a rather imposing figure when you meet him in person. Thankfully, there weren't many people waiting in line on a Wednesday morning, so Santa was able to take some time to talk to her and make her feel comfortable. In fact, they shared some sort of secret whisper-talk, and I have no idea what actually transpired. But she seemed happy, and finally got to ask for her "big girl bicycle."
Santa has sent her a couple of messages via video, so she knows that in order to qualify for the bicycle, she needs to be a good girl and eat all of her food (my daughter barely eats enough to keep a small bird alive). It's a tough assignment, but she's working on it.
It helps to have a little push from Santa.
I'm pretty sure that a big girl bicycle will be waiting for her under the tree on Christmas morning.
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Photo by whoever the photo people are at the mall, December 15, 2010.
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