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Waiting for Santa!

Eliza and Santa 2009

Originally uploaded by griffey

We weren’t sure how Eliza would react to seeing Santa. But as you can see from this photo, the encounter went extremely well. Not only was she willing to sit on Santa’s lap and smile for the camera, but she also clearly told him what she wanted (a “bicycle”) and said “Thank you, Santa” when he handed her a candy cane. I was somewhat stunned. Was this MY child? I was notorious for screaming and wailing at the first sight of the big man in the red suit. To be fair, this was one of the best, most authentic-looking and sounding Santas I’ve ever seen. It was at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, which was also a great place to spend a Saturday morning.

So we’re all anxiously waiting for Santa. Every day, Eliza asks me if he’s coming. And every day, she says she wants chocolate and toys in her stocking. Luckily, she won’t be disappointed. However, we think she believes she will see Santa come down the chimney. We’re not sure she’ll be thrilled that he came while she was sleeping and she missed him.

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