Last Saturday, we went to an event at the Lincoln Park Whole Foods sponsored by Underwriter's Labratories. The kids had a chance to learn a little bit about holiday lights safety while decorating their own wreath.
And then Santa showed up.
When I saw him approaching, I thought, "Oh boy. This isn't good." Eleanor has never been a big fan of the ol' guy.
It isn't just that she doesn't want to sit in his lap. Last year, Brendan wanted to wait in line to talk to Santa during Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Rather than wait with us, Ellie insisted that her Dad take her to an entirely separate building to avoid contact with the jolly ol' elf.
So imagine my surprise when an event coordinator asked, "Who wants to sit on Santa's lap?" and Eleanor exclaimed, "I do!" and ran right over to him.
What a difference a year makes.