During the past week Moo has started talking about Christmas. We don’t know where she’s got the information from (she’s only 2 so we presume she can’t remember from last year) but it’s now very much on her mind.
“Father Christmas down chimney bring presents”, “give him beer, reindeer eat carrots” and “Father Christmas says Ho, Ho, Ho.” are just some of the gems she comes out with.
This morning she’s been wrapping up dinosaurs in her pants and giving them to people to open as presents and is already getting a thrill of giving presents.
Today we took her to see Father Christmas for the first time this year. She was very excited, reminding us time and time again of all of her stock information about Santa.
However upon entering the grotto she began screaming. Lovely as Father Christmas was she was absolutely terrified of him. She promptly buried herself in her Nanny’s coat and begged to leave. Her little sister on the other hand, as she always does, sat and smiled, totally unaware of where she was and what was going on.
Whilst walking around after her meeting she was telling everyone who would listen “don’t like Father Christmas”. What a sad thing to hear your child say in the run up to Christmas.
Thankfully since coming home she has begun taking about all of her off favourite facts about Santa. We’re now thinking we should not take her to see him again this year and have a month to continue to get him back in favour with her before the big day.
Our greatest fear is that she’ll be scared of him coming on Christmas Eve.
How do your children feel about seeing Father Christmas? Has anyone else dealt with a child who was afraid of him?