Christmas items began to fill every store on November 1st (or earlier). The lights were fantastic, the ornaments were neatly hung, and that big man in the red suit was everywhere that you looked.....and Emma LOVED him!! OH! How exciting it will be to place her on Santa's lap and get that "perfect picture" I thought to myself. The huge blow up Santa at Wal-Mart would catch Emma's eye immediately upon entering the store. She would point and exclaim with delight, "DANTA"!!! Oh...she just loves him this year...I thought to myself! We would approach the 5 ft. tall Santa that dances in the front of the Wal-Mart store. Emma would insist on getting down from the cart, proceed to push the button to make him dance, and she would dance right along with him. Every person passing had to comment on how cute the little red headed girl was that was dancing with Santa, and her proud Mama would have to tell them, "She just loves Santa this year". Well, my little angel had something up her sleeve for that Santa man. The evening arrived of our school Christmas program. Each year our Santa gets dressed upstairs then comes down to greet the children. The years since Emma's birth I have always taken her upstairs to see him before he comes down (to make sure he is still "germ free" in his freshly dry cleaned Santa suit). As we approached the top of the stairs that night I told Emma, "We are going to see Santa". She clapped her hands in delight while exclaiming DANTA!!!! We arrived at the door (Santa was sitting inside). I was SO excited. I had her dressed in her beautiful Christmas dress, her hair was done so pretty...all for that "perfect picture". I open the door, and Santa says in his kind gentle voice, "Hello Emma". She begins crying hysterically. I bend down next to her and tell her it's OK, while trying to gently nudge her toward Santa. She shakes her head no and proceeds to KICK HIM IN THE SHIN!!!! Yes, you read that correctly. My beautiful little angel kicked Santa! What do you get in your stocking for that?? Well, Santa was very very nice. He said what a little miracle she was . We did finally get her to his lap for that "not so perfect picture"...of course Mommy had to be right there! So, here it is....ENJOY????