Visiting Santa; I Wonder How Much Longer It Will Happen
That tradition of visiting Santa, waiting in line, then paying way too much for pictures can be a frustrating part of the holiday rush. It can also be something special. It was this year.
My kiddo and I went to Salt Lake City last weekend, to catch a Jazz game and spend a little time together to kick off the Christmas season.
It's something I've done (a quick Christmas trip) for most of his life and even when his mom and I were married. For me, it's a fun way to start our holiday season. We go to a nearby city, stay in a hotel, grab a couple meals, do a little shopping, look at lights, and pay a visit to the man with with reindeer.
When I asked about visiting Santa this year, he was a little more tentative. He's starting to "ask questions," and I have been really careful to just turn them back and as "what do you believe" or "do you think that's how it works?" I think we're at the part where "reasonable doubt" might be creeping in. I get it. I was younger than he is when the questions became more powerful.
I was glad that he still was game for the picture this year. My gut is this may be the last, so when he said "you should do it too," I thought, "yeah, why not." So we both visited Santa this year, and it was a great memory.