Just a Guy In a Costume
This is Oliver and Santa at the Christmas party that was held at Oliver's pre-school. Santa was anything a child would imagine Santa to be...soft-spoken, jolly, attentive...the Santa every child sees in their dreams.
Last night, we packed the kids into the van and headed to the Wayne County Lightfest. We turned on the Christmas music and enjoyed miles and miles of lighted fun. It ends at the "North Pole" where we stood in line to see and take pictures with Santa. There was a partition up, so you couldn't actually see him until you were at the front of the line. As we stood waiting our turn, knowing that Linus would want nothing to do with this, Oliver spotted Santa and very matter-of-factly said, "he doesn't have boots on...just black sneakers...that's not Santa...he's just a guy in a costume." He didn't seem disappointed and sat on his lap to talk to him anyway.