Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"tahn-ta, tahn-ta!"

The day before yesterday, Parker was pointing at her Santa slippers...she was pointing at his nose, then her nose, then my nose. Anyway- I kept saying, "Yes...that's Santa." She finally started saying "tahn-ta, tahn-ta". She doesn't say it all the time, but we have gotten her to say it quite a few times. The deal is- she is saying new words...she'll sneak them in when we least expect it, and then to confirm what we have heard, we try to get her to say it again, but then she won't...so we just have to wait patiently until she feels the need to say that word again.


So after she started saying "tahn-ta", I decided to google a picture of the real Santa so that she could see what he looked like to maybe make her recognize him when we went to see him yesterday. I wasn't really thinking that this would help, but it was worth a try and it did get her to say his name a few more times.

So yesterday was the big visit! The first few pictures are ones that I took with my camera. She initially started crying...

...but then stopped momentarily when he started playing with this spinning thingie...

...then she started looking around, "hmmm- what can I touch??"...

Then there was the look- "Help me, Mama!!"


The one stipulation that Geoff put on me when I decided to take her during the week (because he has been working every weekend, and to avoid the massive crowds!!) was that we had to video it because he did not want to miss Parker's first meeting with Santa Claus!!



All in all, it was a very successful day! We went with a friend and her 2 boys and my sister, and everyone behaved so well! Honestly- I was kind of anxious about the whole deal...how she'd act, the crowds, etc., but due to the icy weather, I think that it kept some people away! And also, like I said...all of the kids were so well behaved!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would have been disappointed if she had posed perfectly for Santa! I think all kids at one point in time are horrified of Mr. Claus. The video was great!
Emmy

Jamie said...

Okay, I would say you got off pretty easy there! We took Abby to see Santa (or Han-ha, as she calls him) and she went BALLISTIC! I'm not kidding. It was horrible! Parker did pretty good! And she looks so cute in her little dress!

Jodie said...

I love the dress!

Viv said...

I think she did great too! There's a picture of your Daddy and I some where on Santa's knee many years ago. I have on this awful scarf and ugly glasses, I think your Dad has on some kind of hat with ear muffs on it. We still had our coats on. At least now they give you a chance to get their overcoats off. I think she did great and she was a doll as usual in her dress! Loved the video!

Harleyrider said...

I have never known any child that likes Santa unless they are past the age of 3 (I believe this is the magic number?)

Would have to gree with Jamie, Viv and Emmy who all thought Parker actually did great.

marla said...

I agree that we got off easy. Even at the end of the video (it's kind of hard to make out), but Santa asked how old she was, and after I told him, he actually said that she did really well for her age. To be honest-he kind of scared me...

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