Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mixed Feelings

You tell me if any of this makes sense...

Yesterday, we were at Grant's Christmas party for work. Santa made an appearance, like he does every year. Every year, Kendall has freaked out. This year, was not only no different, but worse than the previous freak-outs. Now, I realize that a lot of kids don't like seeing a big, hairy guy with a red suit and hat, and it's not unusual to see some crying.

This is not that.

We're talking blood-curtling screams, crying, shaking, yelling "NO!!!!" It sounded like something out of a horror movie, and it lasted for several minutes.

Keep in mind, all of this was a reaction to just seeing Santa. We weren't trying to make her sit in his lap or wave at him - He simply walked into the room, and that's what she did.

So, she finally calmed down (a little) and I was trying to get her mind on other things, so I took her to the dessert table, with all sorts of cakes, cookies, and pies. I asked her what she wanted, and she said, "A cupcape!" So, I'm looking around at all the dozens of cupcakes, and I asked which one she wanted. Buried under a couple of stacks of cupcake boxes, she noticed a cupcake with a little plastic Santa stuck in it, and she excitedly said, "I want the Santa cupcape!"


Then there was another Santa-sighting freak out (while she was holding her beloved Santa cupcake), so we went upstairs to where they were raffling off gift baskets. So we're looking at all the gift baskets, and inside one of them was a Santa stocking. I didn't see it, but Kendall did, so she said, "I want that Santa stocking!"

When we asked her why she reacted that way to seeing Santa, she never really gave us an answer except for "Because," or "I was 'cared."

But as I type this out, she's happily watching a Christmas movie featuring Santa and she loves it!

I just don't get it...

1 comment:

  1. All of my children have been terrified at the sight of Santa, the Easter bunny, or anything similar. Grady even went nuts last year when Santa visited his preschool - refused to sit in his lap - even when Santa pulled down his beard and revealed that he was really daddy! Something about that!