So, today, The Two Darling (sometimes) Daughters, The Oldest Darling Daughter's Always Fabulous Hubby, and The Incredibly Cute Granddaughter demanded I join them on an outing to The Mall. I'm not fussy about malls, but The Incredibly Cute Granddaughter was going to get her picture taken on Santa's lap. Couldn't miss that! The shot above is a little blurry, but the one we paid for is perfect, but not digital so I couldn't post it here. I'm happy to report, Santa sported a real beard, and The Incredibly Cute Granddaughter didn't break into tears when her daddy set her on the fat guy's lap. In fact, that baby was beaming, very impressive. I had fun watching the various children react to Santa. One little boy, (dressed in a nifty sweater vest), really launched into a description of what he wanted, and did not want to stop instructing Santa on the nuances and importance of each gift requested. I'd say the little guy was around four, and nobody in line minded. It was sweet, how important the moment was to him.
The Oldest Darling Daughter snapped a photo of The Youngest Darling Daughter making a silly fish-face from the back of the car. I like the way her eyes are framed in the rearview mirror, very Hitchcockesque.
We went to the YardHouse for lunch and none of us ordered a beer or martini or any alcohol of any kind, (too early in the day). The Youngest Darling Daughter carried her Starbuck's latte inside and the staff didn't seem to mind.
Then we drove over to Super Target, where I finally broke down and purchased some Christmas presents. Yay! I hope I'm on a roll now. I found my address book so I can start sending out cards, and I may as well send Santa Baby a letter while I'm at it, let him know that I'm still waiting for that duplex, and those checks. Ho, ho, ho!
Side note: It's too bad you can't see but the baby's shoes were silver and sparkly, just like her hair band. So darned Cute!
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