Right after Thanksgiving, I brought out all the Christmas books we had and started reading them to Henry. I thought this would be a fun way to learn about Santa and maybe if I can keep introducing Santa every day then he might not be as frightened as he is of the Red Robin.
He loves the Little People Christmas Is Here Pop Up book. We go through the book and there is a page where the Elves and Ms. Claus are looking for Santa, when Henry finds the flap where Santa is he squeals in delight.
We have also been trying to teach Henry to say what Santa says...."Ho Ho Ho". When we ask him, he usually says "Ho, Ha, Ha". We are close and it is cute so it works for me!
Well the time had come to take Henry to meet Santa and to see if this all had worked. I was a little nervous to see how he would react. We came in upstairs at the mall and we took the elevator down to Santa. Henry spotted him on our way down....Now I don't know if you have ever seen the movie Elf, but my kid screamed Santa just like Buddy does when he sees him in the Gimbles. Henry was so excited. He then did a little Santa chant and a Ho, Ha, Ha. I was so happy we had success.
I was hoping this happiness to see Santa would not wear off by the time we got there and thank goodness for the Fast Pass lane to see Santa, there was only another family in front of us. Henry's jolly cheer was wearing off and you could see him getting nervous. It was finally our turn and he gripped onto Charlie. I was able to get him off and I did a little Ho, Ho, Ho, backed him into Santa's lap and this is what we got......
SUCCESS! He loved every minute of it! We even were able to tell Santa that we wanted toys for Christmas. It just made my heart melt!
HO HO HO and MERRY CHRISTMAS!