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User Topic: Screaming baby/toddler pics???
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Default  Posted: 2:16 PM, April 6th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Why oh why do people take their babies/toddlers to the mall and stick them screaming/crying on the lap of some giant scary holiday creature???

Think Easter Bunny, Santa Clause and the like???

My DS and I witnessed this today at a local mall while having a pretzel and lemonade.

My DS looked at me and asked WHY?? He then promised he'd never do that to his children.

Me: BSO - 49
Him: FWSO - 72
DS - 16
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
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Posts: 26013 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
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Default  Posted: 4:45 PM, April 6th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

That's the best part of being a parent

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Posts: 47114 | Registered: Jun 2007 | From: Michigan
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Default  Posted: 5:08 PM, April 6th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have one picture like this. DS#2 is screaming wildly while DS#1 is ssmiling like an angel. I think it's payment for 27 hours of natural childbirth with back labor.

Damn autocorrect is responsible for the silly errors, sorry!

Posts: 6253 | Registered: Sep 2009 | From: In my head
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Default  Posted: 5:54 PM, April 6th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Trac-Fone still has not forgiven me for the ONE time I placed our then-baby daughter (our eldest) on Santa's lap, and had her (crying) picture taken. (Of course, Trac-Fone hasn't forgiven me for anything, up to and including his core misery, which long predated me.)

Why oh why did I do this heinous thing? Well, I was a new mom. I loved pics of me with Santa. I didn't know she'd cry. When she did, it wasn't the end of the world.

The entire "horror" lasted all of maybe 12 seconds before she was photographed and removed from the lap of a disinterested old man and back in my arms.

She is 25 now and loves the picture. And me, despite my terrible parenting.

Not everything is all that tsk-tsk worthy, really. :::shrug::::

BS-me, 55; WX-irrelevant
Divorced after an eternity
"So much for the past and present. The future is called 'perhaps,' which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to let that scare you." Tenn

Posts: 15305 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: midwest
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Default  Posted: 7:45 PM, April 6th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My DD will be five soon, and we don't have any pictures of her with Santa or the Easter Bunny. She has seen Santa a couple times, but has only waved to him: she has never sat on his lap.

I have asked her every year if she wants to go see Santa or the Easter Bunny and every year she says no. If we were to take her she would be another child crying in the pictures. I see no point in taking her and getting her upset for no reason.

When I was little I used to dread going to see Santa and would stress out about it all day, and then feel relieved when it was over.

I have no problem when people do take their kids to see these characters, but for us it's just not something we want to do.

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Posts: 1269 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: Massachusetts
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Default  Posted: 1:58 AM, April 7th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have a cousin that is 6 months younger than me, and we were raised like sisters.

We have pictures of her and I with every character you could imagine; from Santa to the East bunny to Woodsy the Owl and Smokey the Bear. In all of them she is screaming bloody murder and I am grinning for the camera.

I LOVE the pictures.

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F(serial)WS/BS- him.

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Default  Posted: 11:14 AM, April 7th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I think it's one thing if they freak out the moment the pic is taken, but if they're scared and whimpering in the line waiting - not cool.

Proud mom to a lovely young lady and a sweet little boy.

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