I had to share this.
Maybe I'm a terrible parent, but it sure cracked me up.
There is this life sized singing statue of Santa at Lowe's. He's on a motion sensor, so when you walk by, he will start singing and dancing. He looks fairly realistic, to a toddler anyway.
We had been to Lowe's the week before and showed him to Luke- who flipped out.
Then, we had to go again the next week, so we walked by the general area where Santa was. Luke was totally aware that that Santa guy was around, and we could see his face start to get nervous. We tried to talk to him and tell him it was okay- and see? Look, he's even fun! Let's sing with him.
no dice. His face got more and more concerned (he wouldn't look directly at the Santa, just out of the corner of his eye), until he burried his head in dad's shoulder. We turned to leave, which set off the motion sensor, and one more time, Santa burst into song...and Luke burst into tears.
(wait til we try to get him to sit on Santa's lap!)