"Oh I LOVE santa" she gushed to me, with more enthusiasm than if you or I won a million dollars. Honestly. Those were her exact words. She'd just finished visiting with santa for the third time in the two hour timeframe we spent at the mall today. And I'm pretty sure she'd have been there a few times more, if given the chance. Just as well he wasn’t busy. When asked, she told santa she wanted "a box" for Christmas. A box! When he asked her what she wanted IN the box she said, "Somefing special". I think all those big brightly wrapped (fake) box presents with the fancy bows under the mall's Christmas trees may have influenced her decision! She also brought along her baby brother (aka Piggy Boy) to “meet santa” – her words. Piggy Boy doesn’t often make it out of the house for such outings, because Piggy Boy has been ‘nearly lost’ a few times. I‘ve had to call around many stores in my mad frenzy to find him, because I have no idea what great calamities might happen if he really and truly got lost!
And her 2009 santa shot...sigh.