Was walking past santa photos at our local shopping centre with both my young kids. I pointed to santa and my 3yr old waved to him but then asked me "why is that baby sad?"......
I saw the most distraught (Maybe 1 year old?) little boy screaming, red face and arms out towards his mum....... His mum was standing there making silly noises trying to make him smile. For christ sake, give it up.
Why so "some" parents put their kids through this? absolutely traumatize their kid by shoving it on "santas" lap and ignoring the fact theat they dont even want to be there!
What is there to enjoy about the (stupidly overpriced) photo as an end result of all that?
So i told my 3yr old, "the baby is sad because he doesnt want to do that and that's ok, his mummy will cuddle him soon". ......right after the stupid photo.
We stood there to watch santa but i felt really uncomfortable seing this baby so upset so we moved on quickly.