Last weekend we went to breakfast with Santa at the Embassy.
Shay sat on the camel.
Aidan sat on the camel.
Even Ainsley sat on the camel.
Kyra refused to sit on the camel. Absolutely, positively, refused. In a most hysterical fashion.
Next up: Santa Claus.
Shay sat with Santa.
Aidan sat with Santa.
Kyra happily sat with Santa.
Ainsley was the holdout. She wanted nothing to do with Santa. Absolutely, positively, nothing to do with the man.
P.S. When it was time to leave, Kyra suddenly decided she'd sit on the camel after all. And she was oh-so-proud of herself for doing it, too.
P.P.S. The first story I ever had published in the Washington Post was about camels and Santa Claus. Here's the link, if you want to reminisce with me.