When I got Sweet Pea's second-ever Santa picture in the mail today, it made me laugh. She looks like she's about to cry! But believe me, she WAS crying when it was being taken.
My sister told me if was going to be rough with an almost-2-year-old but I didn't quite believe her. Tia was fine on the way pictures, we even asked her if she wanted to get her picture taken with Santa and she said, "Yeah!" So after lunch and a nice long nap, we went.
But as soon as she saw this big strange guy in a bright red suit, she became Super Clingy Baby and I couldn't undo her arms and her legs from around my neck and body at the same time. She wanted nothing to do with even LOOKING at Santa, let alone sitting on his lap! So I had to sit on this tiny little stool that they use for parents of the 'problem kids' that's wedged IN BETWEEN Santa and the tree. Yes, look again, there's not much space there. So Sweet Pea is sitting on MY lap and I'm pushing her forward while she's trying to back-bend back toward me (you can see my knee). So it looks like she's kind of sitting on his lap, but not having any fun. He also couldn't look at her otherwise she would start crying! At least she wasn't screaming.
Sweet Pea is always terrorizing poor Geno, our cat. Sometimes she'll just walk up to him when he's sleeping and scream as loud as she can. Then when he "scratches" her (he doesn't have front claws), she shows us her 'hurt' hand with a look on her face like "Look what Geno did to me."
This time, Geno was sleeping on the back of the couch and Tia decided to go mess with him. At the end of the video Geno turns into a cat from The Matrix and his paw moves so fast you can barely see it hitting Sweet Pea's face. Hilarious. Unfortunately, my camera battery died before I could get her reaction, which was "Ooooooooooowwww!"