creepy old man... - West & Rose Farm

creepy old man...

We all know at least one. Most of us know more than one.  
 All of us know the same one.
Santa Claus. 

Vivian will call out a creepy person from a mile away...So naturally, she was not a fan of the creepy man with the white beard and gaudy red suit.  As in...she flipped the duck out when I placed her on Santa's lap!  To the point that dear ol' Santa nearly dropped her. As she is flipping out the photographer and his assistant both looked at me and asked "Do you want to go get her?" I laughed, walked over to her and re-positioned her on Santa's lap for the dang picture.   #momoftheyear

I think all people involved, including Santa and those directly in line behind us, were getting a little judgy that I still wanted a picture...I did not care one bit. I stood in line, with 25 lb sack of potatoes...errhh..I mean Vivian, in my arms for over an hour to see Santa. The dang picture was happening....My arms would have fallen off had Bubba not been willing to hold her and play with her for a little bit here and there.

I am perfectly OK that she does not care for creepy old men.  That is an instinct that will keep her safer in the long run.  I think I would be more concerned if she happily sat on a strange man's lap.  The only men she needs in her life are her Daddy and her older brother anyway!

Happy Friday, y'all!


  1. I would have done the same thing! I'm kind of sad that none of my boys have cried because I think they end up being the best pictures. These are such fun shots! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  2. I think all young kids are creeped out by Santa. My daughter is 9 and was creeped out by Santa this year. Once she saw that she got to use a photo prop, she was better and agreed to sit with her brother. Definitely glad you got your picture and boo to those other parents and Santa for judging. Pictures of kids crying on Santa's lap is part of almost everyone's childhood. My mom has a whole collection of me and siblings crying and looking not too happy to be hanging out with Santa. It's one of those things you look back on when you're older and laugh about. Happy Holidays!