This post is from last Christmas, but it’s one of my favorites and completely timeless! Who doesn’t need a good laugh in the middle of Christmas chaos, right?
Okay, maybe I am now on Santa’s naughty list. But even Santa has to know that this is totally out of character for me and I am sure even Santa has a “done button.” Or maybe not, because Santa doesn’t have an autistic kid. But there’s got to be at least one elf or reindeer that marches to the beat of a different drummer boy, right?
So anyway, Sunday, we decided we would take the boys to see Santa. However, in Utah, on Sunday the entire state shuts down and it’s nearly impossible to find anything open on Sunday, even Santa. After some searching, we found a Santa open at the mall. Not my favorite place to see Santa, but it was a week before Christmas and we were desperate. And to make matters worse, Calvin was having himself an “off” day. The website stated that they “prefer we not take our own photos” but they also said that the cheapest photo package was $20 and because at that price, I wasn’t going to buy separate pictures of the boys on Santa’s lap, I thought I would take my camera, just in case.
We were shooting to leave at 10:45. The mall opened at 11:00 because even though it’s Christmas, Utah still can’t open at a normal shopping hour. However, Calvin was giving us trouble, so we didn’t get out the door until closer to 11:15. And to Santa’s photo shop at 11:45. This is past our lunch time. And to make matters worse, there was a line all the way to California to see Santa and they were making plans for Santa to “feed his reindeer” (aka go to lunch). Well, we didn’t want to miss our spot in line, but we also knew Calvin wasn’t going to make it for very long waiting in a forever line, hungry. So Tyler and Donovan waited in line while Calvin and I got lunch. …continue reading