Monday, December 8, 2008

He's a Believer

Travis and Santa have had a 10-year-long-complicated relationship. His feelings about Santa have evolved from complete indifference to fear and loathing to adoration to questioning his existence. This may be his last year as a believer, but then again.......

I have put together a collection of Travis' Santa pictures for your viewing pleasure.

1999, 1 Month Old

Just happy to be held.

2000, 1 Year Old
He hates him, he really hates him!

2001, 2 Years Old

Even sitting on Daddy's lap Travis is still freaked out by Santa.

2002, 3 Years Old
At least he isn't screaming, but he doesn't look very happy.

2003, 4 Years Old
Hallelujah! He loves Santa!

2004, 5 Years Old

Travis now understands what he needs to do to get Playmobil for Christmas.

2005, 6 Years OldCheck out the little book in his hand. He brought a Playmobil catalogue to show Santa what he exactly wants.

2006, 7 Years Old

He was on Santa's lap a long time listing what he wanted that year.

2007, 8 Years Old

Notice the big catalogue! Last year he wanted a very expensive gift from Santa. I told him Santa doesn't give gifts that big and if he really wanted it, he would have to pay for half of it and Santa would pay the rest. I told him what his share would cost, thinking he would never have that kind of money. He went upstairs and a few minutes later he came down with the money in cash and gift cards. He had a bunch of birthday money and I hadn't taken him to the store in a long time. I couldn't believe it, I had been foiled!

We haven't done our yearly Santa photo yet this Christmas. Travis has had several questions and observations this year that have been funny.

Travis-"We should have elected Santa for president this year!"

Me- "We are cutting back on how many presents we are doing this year."

Travis-"What about Santa?"

Me-"Santa is going through a recession also, you will still get something from him, just not as big."

Travis-"Doesn't he have a credit card?"

Me- Explaining what credit cards are and how they should be used wisely, blah, blah, blah. I don't think he understood.

Hope you enjoyed Travis' travel back in time. They grow so fast!


Kristina P. said...

Wow, what fun pictures to have! I think these pictures were too expensive, my mom always said, so we didn't get any. :(

Stacie said...

Travis is so funny. I can't believe he still has those playmobil catalogues, and that they look so good.

Suzanne said...

I loved the pix! Especially the 'loathing' ones! How fun!

The Boob Nazi said...

I always wonder if kids notice that Santa looks different every year....
I swear we never did this. The reason is probably up there with Kristina's. We were poor.