FYI - the santa at bass pro shops was adorable. But we were too late. They sold out of tickets or some nonsense like that when we got there.
So we waited to see the other one at discover mill and only had seven kids in front of us in line. We had to wait on him to get back from a break, otherwise the wait would have been 10-15 minutes. I showed L the other kids and how they were doing it. I knew she would probably cry. I had no idea she would flip out so bad. I've never seen her like that. She even scratched up her face and has this big mark on her face because of her fit. I tried to sit with her in the picture and she would have none of it. I'm talking epic meltdown. So we sat to the side and she wouldn't even look at Santa while I tried to show her it was ok. She screamed the whole way back through the mall. Poor kid. I didn't even get a picture out of the whole thing.
I guess I won't be doing that again. Like ever.