We’ve been looking forward to this all year: our annual visit to Macy’s to see Santa Claus. I’ve been bringing my kids to Macy’s since Lauren was 11 months old, making it 6 years running. And although there are plenty of options to see Santa in New York, you can’t beat this production. It’s over the top, from the life-sized toy trains, to the Nutcracker dancing bears. So each year, we brave the crowds and head up to 34th Street to experience a little Christmas miracle of our own.
Sam was pensive before our visit.
ME: What’s up?
SAM: Are we going to Santa’s office?
SAM: Is Santa mad at me?
ME: Why are you asking that?
SAM: Because you were mad at me yesterday.
ME: Why did I get mad at you?
SAM: Because I was sitting on Emma.
ME: Santa probably wouldn’t like that. But I don’t think he’s going to be mad at you. What are you going to ask Santa for?
ME: What else?
SAM: Um, uh, Flashlight Friends?
ME: Is there anything else? I think you had a list, right? Here it is. You listed Transformers, Optimus Prime, Autobot, a Helmet, Thundercracker, Flashlight Friend, and a penguin.
SAM: And chocolate.
ME: Perfect, what do you think he’s going to say?
SAM: Um, I’m mad at you?
After promising that Santa wouldn’t be mad at him, we had a quick lunch at home. Midway through lunch Sam panicked that he’d forgotten to add Pete The Cat to his list. So he found higher ground and yelled to Santa that he also wanted “Pete the Cat Saves Christmas.”
I reminded him that we were heading up to Santa’s office shortly and that he could pass on the message in person.
So we bundled up and hit the road.