Monday, November 24, 2008
Last year when Zander was three, he was Santa. Every day he wore his santa hat and his santa jacket and pants, and his santa boots and belt, and his santa beard. When other children protested, "you aren't REALLY Santa!", Zander insisted, "Yes I AM!" On the playground he would come up to children and ask what they wanted for Christmas. Under the slide was the house, and the ladder to the slide was the chimney. His favorite game was to make a cardboard box into a sleigh, with the biggest teddy bear as a reindeer, harnessed with silky scarves.
Pretending to be Santa is not unusual in small children. Calla was Santa when she was three, and Case used to wrap up toys from the classroom and, as Santa, deliver them to his classmates.
Here is my first attempt as drawing a child pretending to be Santa. Hope to post a better one soon.