Helen - posted on 12/10/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I don't want my children 3y/o twins sitting on Santas lap. I don't mind if they stand next to the Jolly red man. I have many people who disagree with my perception and are quite judgemental towards my wishes. At a recent Xmas party bash with my multiple birth association Santa turned up to hand out presents. Now I have no prob if other people want their kids on Santas lap, that is fine. But someone else (when I wasn't looking and I thought my child had left the Santa arena) told my child to get on Santas lap (everyone there knew how I felt) and then took a photo and proceeded to show me laughing their head off saying "and there is the evidence". For all accounts and purposes it seemed set up by that person and further more they got off on going against my wishes. At this time I was already quite an emotional wreck as my brother had only recently passed away (which once again all were aware of). So I flipped out, gathered my kids and my husband (who stands by me) and we all left. Now I am being referred to as "loopy" and that I in the first instance should have left before Santa got there (according to alot of people there). Why do my children have to sit on Santa's lap? why can they just not stand next to him and receive their gift? I don't think I am loopy, I just don't want them on Santa's lap. How do I get these people to appreciate my perspective? I feel like leaving the Multiple birth club which sux because I have been a part of it for 3yrs and have taken up committee roles.