Noah and Santa met for the first time last night.
We were pretty sure that he wouldn't cry. He has no problem with new places and new people. There were no tears, but I was surprised by how serious he took the whole thing. He checked Santa out from head to toe.
We couldn't get Noah to take his eyes off Santa to smile or look at the camera. Eventually he just looked at us like, "O.k., I'm done. I've checked him out and he's not scary." So off we went.
It's a work in progress, but when we ask Noah, "What does Santa say?" the answer is, "uh, uh, uh." That's close enough to 'ho, ho, ho' for a kid who's not quite one, right?
Maybe next year he'll be excited for the big man in the red suit.