max and i spent his first day of christmas break loitering at the mall...eating ridiculous portions of pizza, visiting the puppies, doing a little people watching (snickering at the people getting the free massages), and lurking santa.
max has a general distrust for the poor guy (remember last year?)
so instead of sitting on his lap like we intended to do when we got there, max decide he wanted to just "see" him. observe him from afar. size him up.
this is as close as he got. and although it's a little less traditional than other "kids with santa" pictures, i still want to stuff this one in a christmas card. is it me or are his fists clinched a little....?
once we got that over with, we realized stalking has a way of making you hungry...so we sat up in the food court where max repeatedly hid under the table when pretty girls walked by and continued his watch on santa...this time from the balcony.
my guy is a hoot to be around in public these days.
he's all befuddled and turned about and plotting against iconic jolly men.
christmas count down: 4 days! ack.