We heard that to get 'in line' you need to get there at 9am, get a ticket and then come back when he starts at 11am! What? That is not how we did things a child with Santa, but oh well. Oh, and in case some of you don't know, Northpark is the creme de la creme of shopping in Dallas- Neiman's, Barney's New York, Gucci, Henry Bendel's, etc. and their Santa is a real Santa with a real beard and all. He is a famous one, kind of a snob but hey, it's Northpark. So Todd went up there early while I was at a preschool open house (tell ya about that one later- 2 openings for NEXT Fall Mother's day out, yeah, not going to happen). Todd got #14 in line. So we go back at 11:30am, and we had to wait about 15 minutes in line, but the lady behind us just got her ticket and they told her to come back at 4pm and it's only December 7th!
We get all excited and finally it's Luna's turn. I feel like we are at Disneyland or something waiting in these lines. We go up there and put her on his lap and she immediately stares at him and WALES so loud and had this petrified look on her face. So he suggested I sit on the side of his chair with her- well, I wish I'd known and worn some makeup! Those were not good pics, so I put her back on his lap and start singing and jumping up and down like an idiot, so she manages a smile or two and then cries again. And they have this distorted Elmo that is missing an arm, and the photographer was waving it at her, and I was like 'are you trying to scare her with that thing or what?' At this point the Santa goes, 'ok, you can take her now, I think she's had enough' and off she goes. He was not the friendliest Santa and was a Northpark Snob santa if you ask me, no smile, nothing! Thankfully since this did not go so well, we did not put her in her special Christmas dress that Grandpa David and Sherry bought her, because it has to be dry cleaned only and didn't want to ruin it before the big day.