As we started into December we embraced numerous opportunities to see Santa (though not all – way too many “Santas” these days I feel! Shouldn’t he be hard at work in the North Pole and not leaving the elves to do EVERYthing??!) We went to the Melrose Home for the Holidays event for the first time (we are usually in Nashville, so we also always miss the Stoneham tree lighting… except for last year, with our 5-day old…)
Hot cocoa and a Pokemon hunt were the name of the game, but we also saw the lights turned on, and Santa rode the fire engine.
Eamon felt strongly that he shouldn’t have been forced to meet Santa at his impressionable age.
So I didn’t even try to introduce him to the “birthday party Santa”.
And he kept his distance from the “work party Santa”, though he wasn’t too disturbed, especially by the cute toys.