Every year, I take Jack to Breakfast with Santa at the Christmas Affair, hosted by the Junior League of Austin.
Despite the fact that I can't comprehend that Thanksgiving is next week, the Christmas Affair is upon us and our special Mommy and Jack day is this week.
I told him where we are going, in part because I wanted to encourage good behavior and in part because last year, he got skeeved out and didn't want to sit on Santa's lap. I thought some solid preparation would prevent this year's picture from being a do-over of last year's masterpiece.
|Jack and Santa, 2012|
OK, I lied. I don't think we went in 2011. But I think that the 2010 picture probably makes up for it:
|Jack and Santa, 2010|
Anyway, Jack told me that he's going to give Santa a hug and ask him for a horse. Which would be progress, given the past years of awed stares and abject terror.
So, you know. We'll see how it goes, on several levels.
Oh, and for the record, I am a member of the Junior League of Austin. I'm proud to be part of this group of talented, dynamic women who work incredibly hard to do amazing things for the community. The least of which is creating the magic of Christmas, oh, annually, and raising millions of dollars to give back to Austin.
Hope you dream big and speak up today.