I told Eric to get in line. There were a couple people ahead of us and I thought I could coax the boys to get in line while Eric held our place. That didn't work so well. They weren't having any of it. They both stayed back and didn't want to come near Santa. Blake went and his behind the Dippin' Dots stand. We decided in the end that it wasn't worth it to make them visit Santa. |
There was a young man named Matt, who was twenty years old. He had thoroughly enjoyed talking with Santa. I had spoken with his grandma for awhile and soon Matt and his mom came over. Matt was very concerned with Blake not being able to see Santa. He went over to Blake, rocked back and forth, flicked his hands and told Blake that it was fun to see Santa and he should give it a try. Blake put his head between his knees and wouldn't budge. Matt came back and reported it didn't work. A minute later, Matt said, "I got it! Why don't we bring Santa to your kid?!" I told him that was an excellent idea, but Santa was so busy holding other kids that I didn't want to bother him. I thanked him for thinking of the idea and caring about Blake. His mom said he is a very kind-hearted fella. I believe it.
We decided that the boys had had enough and asked if they were ready to go. They didn't have to be asked twice. They headed out without regard for whether or not Eric and I were following behind.