Noah has an interesting relationship with Santa. He's a huge fan of him... from afar. He loves to talk about him and even watch him from a safe distance. It's just going near him that he isn't interested in. As he grows up the more I'm learning how much of an introverted personality he has. I don't want to push him into unnecessary situations that make him anxious. So while we did take him to Santa, when he wanted Chris and I to go up with him, we happily obliged. Noah didn't cry or anything, but he barely said a word to Santa and wouldn't even give him a high five. Sitting on his lap or taking a photo with him by himself was out of the question, so we got another family Santa photo this year. He asked Chris to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas and only spoke when we almost forgot to tell him one of the items on his list. He still didn't speak to Santa directly, but rather spoke to us to remind us before we left.
While Noah is hesitant about meeting Santa in person, he's more than happy to write him a letter. I found this "letter to Santa" on Pinterest and had Noah write his wishlist. While he's only asking for 4 things, they are all really long words. I was impressed that he stayed interested and was able to write everything himself... with help from me on spelling ;)
On Noah's list:
Stellosphere (from Miles From Tomorrowland) - it's massive but it's the toy he's most excited for
Batman Helicopter (Imaginext) - when writing this on his list, I told him to write it on two separate lines (since I wasn't sure he'd fit it all otherwise). He was really concerned that Santa would think he wanted a Batman and a regular Helicopter. I told him not to worry, Santa would know!
Lion Guard Lair - There are two sized lairs. I was worried he wanted the big one, but thankfully talked him into asking for the smaller one!
Lion Guard characters - He loves playing with little figurines. I'm surprised most by his request for Lion Guard toys since he doesn't even watch the show, but he's set on it.
Once his letter was complete, we headed over to Macy's to drop it off in the Santa mailbox. He was very excited to put it in the big red mailbox! Macy's sells little red mailbox ornaments with the year on it, so we of course had to get one! This will be his 2016 ornament so we can always remember this was the first year he wrote his own letter to Santa!
How do your kids feel about Santa? What's on their list this year?