When my daughter Rose met Santa Claus last year she was a tiny baby – not even four months old – and was not at all fazed when I put her on Santa’s knee for a photo. Fast forward to present day and Rose is now a very active and aware one year old…and perhaps not emotionally prepared to meet the big man in the red coat.
This year we brought Rose to meet Santa at Castle Court shopping centre in Belfast. We didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a full-on Santa/ winter wonderland type experience when she is too young to really appreciate it, so we thought a quick visit to Santa’s Grotto would be ideal. Rose was all smiles as we walked passed Santa’s elves and the snowmen towards Santa’s Grotto…but as soon as she set eyes on Santa she clung to me so tightly and started to cry and shout ‘no no no’. We tried to distract Rose in the best way we know how (enter her favorite bunny and some jingle bells!) and sat for the obligatory photograph. Luckily we filmed the entire visit to embarrass Rose in years to come;)
I decided to vlog a ‘day in the life’ video so you can see her full reaction to Santa and check out what else we got up to on the same day. I just love the run-up to Christmas so I might film another Chrismassy video in the next few weeks. In the meantime, I’d love it if you subscribed to my Youtube channel and give the video a thumbs up if you liked it!