We thought we'd try the Santa thing again at the Ward Christmas Party. Why not, right? All of the other little kids loved him, even the ones Hallie's age and younger. And Hallie's never been shy. The first Santa episode was a fluke. She was tired. I think the look here is "How dare you put me on this man's lap again." I'm pretty sure this is my nomination for worst mom ever.
I would say that she's young, and she'll get over it, but the following day we left her with babysitters for the first time ever while we were at the Nauvoo Temple, and it's been ugly ever since. She won't let anyone hold her but me, or Devin... and I have to be holding her at all times. That wouldn't be so bad, I know lots of moms who survived it (mine... thanks mom. you're the best) EXCEPT that I had gotten really spoiled by having an independent, carefree baby. Santa took that baby from me, and left me with myself at that age. Hmm, my mom's Christmas wish fulfilled?