"Alas! How dreary would be the world if there was no Santa Claus!... There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence." ~ Francis P. Church
Remember when you were young and terrified of Santa? I do. Many children, like this little sport, stood his ground and would go no further. He really wanted that candy cane, so Santa had to do the "scared-kid stretch" in order to get it to him. I captured this moment when I went to the Princess Anne firehouse to cover Pizza with Santa, an annual event that included pizza and a movie.
Eventually, the little boy warmed up to Santa. He did better than I did on my first visit.
And this little girl was all smiles.
Event Santa's helpers got to spend a little quality time with him.
Santa has a very busy schedule but I hear he will be at the Lower Somerset County Ambulance & Rescue Squad in Crisfield on Saturday Dec. 12, from 8-12 to share breakfast with our boys and girls. I gave Santa my list at the firehouse, but I don't think it would hurt to remind him again on Saturday. I have been very, very good.