Poor Miss Mal. I made her get her picture taken with Santa today (for comparison, here’s last year’s Santa photo). She’s going through some major stranger/separation anxiety right now, so I didn’t anticipate the Santa photo op to be a pleasant experience and I was right. Mallory recognizes Santa in books and on the TV and will say, “ho, HO, ho-oh” in a very sing song way when you ask her what Santa says. She was even ok looking at and pointing to Santa while we waited in line for the picture. Once I set her in his lap, it was a different story and she started crying right away. However, I don’t know that Santa was the issue. It could have been anyone’s lap other than mine or Jonathan’s and I think she would have been just as upset. Her timing for this stranger/separation anxiety isn’t the best considering that I’m days (3 weeks at most) from having her little sister. Her world will be turned upside down very shortly.