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    So I've just been up to the shops for the first time during Santa photo season, and every year it begs the question WHYYYY??? Why do parents force their quite obviously petrified, hysterical toddlers to go and sit on a big scary strangers knee, just for the sake of a freaking photo?

    It really is one of my pet hates at Christmas. Some of these kids are SO scared and begging for their parents. Yet they are still forced to stay there. When I walked past today, after hearing the child's screams all through the store, the parents said "we don't care if she's crying, just take the photo". Cruel much?

    Vent over!

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    My girls LOVE Santa, always have. But there is no way I would force them to sit there if they were obviously scared.

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    Thats pretty sad poor kids, my kids have always loved Santa

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    This is the reason I only have ONE santa photo of each of my kids (they were both 2 months old haha)
    They like the Santa idea...but they are too scared to go up close to him which is cool by me
    I just buy santa hats and reindeer headbands and take goofy photos of them myself
    I feel sorry for the poor kids being forced into it

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    My kids were fine... If I sat with them lol so I had a pic with Santa to last yr lol

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    Sometimes you don't know how they'll react until the last minute. I remember queuing for hours one day with my 2 to see Santa and they were so excited. I wanted to leave so many times but they were happy so we stuck around. As soon as we got in the room my youngest went weak at the knees and wouldn't go near Santa. Then my oldest decided if DD2 wasn't doing it neither was she. So basically I sat DD2 in my knee and tried to get her in the photo with DD1 standing far away from Santa with a terrified look on her face.

    The photo was actually very funny and after it was over they had a ball playing in the play area.

    Did I force them? Probably. Did I get a great photo? Not really. But it was one of those less than ideal situations well-meaning parents sometimes find themselves in.

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    I know my baby will scream (he doesn't like strangers, or even family for that matter) so i decided ill sit with him. if he still won't i won't force him. my older two love it so i know they will

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    Dd loves the idea of Santa, but wont go near him. She is petrified.
    We just get ds1 and 2's photo done with him.

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    Urgh. I used to take those photos. Some parents are really... Well, the only word I can think of is f****d. Truly. Turning up at 9pm on Xmas eve with tired, fed up kids who hate Santa, and insisting we try for ages to get a 'good' shot. A couple of our Santas refused to sit with hysterical kids, and good on them, I say. They would move to the side and the kids could get a shot in the Santa chair by themself. One idiot woman complained and nearly got a Santa fired, because he refused to basically restrain her kid on his lap. People are awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Sometimes you don't know how they'll react until the last minute. I remember queuing for hours one day with my 2 to see Santa and they were so excited. I wanted to leave so many times but they were happy so we stuck around. As soon as we got in the room my youngest went weak at the knees and wouldn't go near Santa. Then my oldest decided if DD2 wasn't doing it neither was she. So basically I sat DD2 in my knee and tried to get her in the photo with DD1 standing far away from Santa with a terrified look on her face.

    The photo was actually very funny and after it was over they had a ball playing in the play area.

    Did I force them? Probably. Did I get a great photo? Not really. But it was one of those less than ideal situations well-meaning parents sometimes find themselves in.
    I have a similar photo of dd1. All excited then when it came down to it was too scared but she really wanted one. We have a photo of me holding dd1 sitting on Santa's lap with her looking terrified.

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