Proof that Santa is Real

We flew to Florida on a Monday, and on Tuesday evening there was a Christmas party at the Village where we were staying. It was a fundraising event for the Sunshine Foundation that sent us, and was a ton of fun for the kids. Except for Micah.

Santa was at the party. Santa was not Micah's fave person in the whole world at that point. We hadn't been to any of the Disney parks yet, so he hadn't experienced the magic of meeting costumed characters without losing his shizzle.

The good people at the Village wanted a picture of our family with Santa Claus. It features three kids between Santa and the adults, and Micah leaning off the side of the parent farthest from St. Nick. The Boy was not thrilled to be there, and ran out of the building as soon as the picture was snapped.

What he didn't know was that the Foundation had costumed characters roaming the Village. Our poor boy couldn't even eat in peace. As he was about to take a bit of burger he'd spy a character and run for cover. Repeat with his salad, and his cookies and his dinner roll...

Micah was hacked.

The boy marched right into the office, straight through to the sitting room, and right up to Santa. He stood there waving his arms and talking heatedly, occasionally pointing toward the door. And then he turned around and marched right back outside. Santa and I just looked at each other and shrugged. I laughed inwardly.

My nonverbal son just tattled to Santa about the nerve of those freaky things messing up his meal. Totally awesome.

And that was the very beginning of Micah conquering his fear of people in costume.

6 comments:

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I can just picture Micah getting all up in arms and letting Santa have a good ear lashing! Who knew all you needed for him to conquer his fear was to make him choose between them?!

Roger said...

I can see Micah sitting there telling Santa "what's what" and all that, and I can see Santa sitting there taking it all in, whilst updating his "good" and "naughty" lists.

Too bad for those characters, they were doing so well up until then. :)

Flea said...

AWESOME. And too hysterically funny. :)

Karen Deborah said...

that is so funny, and Micah is definitely your son!

Michelle said...

I know I probably shouldn't giggle about this one, but ... how can I not? Poor Micah! And poor Santa!

Gina said...

Hilarious!