“Who is this man? And what am I doing here? He has a beard, glasses and hair… lots of hair. And he makes weird sounds: Ho-ho-ho. And for some reason, he invites me to sit on his lap: Noooo! What can be scarier than that?! I know I am supposed to snuggle. Or at least be nice and smile… mom is taking a picture. Cheeeeeese! It’s horrifying. Whoa! Wouaaa, wouaaaaa, wu, wu, WHAAAAAHHHHH!”
Many kids are not too sure what to make of their first visit with Santa. So they cry.
But put yourself in Santa’s shoes — or should we say boots? How easy do you think it is to coax a smile from a screaming child?