We took an outing to Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Wednesday night. Lily was so excited about Santa before and even after her encounter with him, but when it came to actually sitting on his lap, not so much. She walked up to him holding Cole's hand, but as soon as we tried to put her on his lap, she freaked. That Santa was amazing though. He wrangled her as she arched her back and twisted around, and he smiled the whole time. Once she was off his lap, she said, "Tank You" (more out of fear, I think), and snatched a candy cane out of his hand. Once we were a safe distance away from him, we showed her the picture and she excitedly said "Santa! Santa!" I think she was pretty proud of herself, and we even heard a "Ho Ho Ho" from the backseat on our drive home. Now she loves that picture and wants to look at it and hold it all the time. She says, "Santa...kyy (cry)" about 20x a day. I kind of felt like an awful parent letting her sit there and bawl, but I can't help but think it's hilarious. Here's hoping next year won't be so traumatizing.