Nov 18, 2013
I am the first to admit that I am extremely lazy and hate standing on lines or waiting for anything. I am definitely an instant gratification kind of girl, so when I saw Santa was coming this past weekend to the mall I jumped on it. I figured that if we went to the mall early in November to see Santa, I wouldn't have to stand on a three hour line later in the season. I was so right. We got to the mall, went right in by Santa and got to see Santa after just a five minute wait.
Santa was great this year. Since there weren't any other kids on line he talked to my girls for a good 5 minutes before sitting them down to take a photo. He joked about getting their names mixed up, asked what they wanted for Christmas, told them some Christmas jokes and then sat them down to take a picture. (Which came out great might I add!) Olivia, my youngest, was so excited that she got to talk to Santa that's all she could talk about for hours after.
After seeing Santa we saw that Red Robin had just opened in the mall, so we decided to take a walk over to have some burgers. It was pretty good and Alayna was excited that they had chips and French Onion dip on the appetizer menu, that's her most favorite snack. We had a great lunch and decided to walk around the mall for a few minutes.
We saw that the mall had up their huge Christmas tree and Christmas scenery, so we decided to take pictures by that as well. (Trying to get a good Christmas Card photo this year!) As we were standing by the tree ready to take a photo these three children in back of us started to literally fight each other. One child had the other child in a headlock on the floor, this boy pushed the little girl down and was punching her in the stomach then they were running around and fighting some more. Meanwhile, the two parents were standing there oblivious to any of this talking to each other. I was in absolute disbelief. I tried to ignore it but this one kid got pushed into me and I almost dropped my camera while the other child decided to put his ass in my picture purposely. That's when I turned around to the two moms talking and asked them to please tame their children because I was trying to take a picture. She looked at me like she didn't understand me and continued speaking in whatever language she was speaking -- excuse me? I know you speak English, you were just talking in English earlier. So I said it louder and they finally walked away. If you can't control your kids, don't take them to a mall or any public place for that matter! Have some respect.
As I was taking the photo this woman said to me, "What kind of mother are you? You have your kids in tank tops while you have a sweater on." So of course, I defend myself and start an argument with her. Her closing argument was, "You young mothers have no idea how to take care of your children." I followed that up with a few not so nice names for her and she walked away. Firstly, I had them in their Christmas dresses which were sleeveless but I had sweaters for them in my rather large purse. Secondly, don't judge me and stereotype all young mothers because you're closed minded and judgmental. The end. I hate people who are like that.
After all was said and done, we had a great day together. They were super happy to meet Santa and I was happy I got some great pictures of them together. That rarely happens!
When are you guys going to see Santa this year?