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THE KNOWING CHILD AND THE COMMERCIAL SANTA

The little girl stands in line with her Mother, all the while eating a candy cane. It is one of those giant ones, and, the young child is pretty much making everything in her perimeter sticky, as she is trying to eat it like an ice cream cone, and, the saliva from her mouth is making it messy...

The young girl is not paying attention to much, as the candy requires her full attention. She is bored and just wants to go home, but, her Mom says that she has to have her picture taken with Santa. She likes Santa, that is the Santa of her imagination, but, she does not like sitting on his lap in the mall at any time. He does not look like the Santa of her imagination, and, his voice frightens her so...

She is getting more sticky, and, more nervous. She clearly does not like this scene, and, she is bashful, to add to the dilemma. The line has moved fairly fast, and in three more turns it will be her time to approach the Santa she dreads...

Mom is too busy looking at all the children and Santa to notice the mess her daughter has become. When she does notice, it will be too late, or they will have to come back another time...

It is the little girl's turn. She looks up at her Mom, who looks down at the sticky child. Mom is not too happy, you can see that in her face, but, they have waited all of this time, and, her girl is going to get her picture with Santa regardless.

Mom takes the candy cane and tells her daughter to go to Santa. The child's face is all sticky and her hands are worse. Santa is smiling at her, until he notices that she is a sticky mess. He looks for his assistant, who is out in the crowd trying to see how many more are in line. Santa has no choice but to take the candy smeared child onto his lap. He tries not to touch her, but, she is too small to get up on his lap by herself. Finally she is situated. He looks at her. Her face is covered with tints of red stickiness, and, it is filled with fear and loathing...

The procedure is to get the child to talk about Christmas and what they would like, to get them relaxed, then as they smile, a picture is taken. Santa wondered how he could get this human candy cane to relax, when she reaches up and strokes his beard, which sticks to her hand. He tries to not act alarmed, he doesn't want to scare her further, but, he knows that the longer that hand stays there, the more likely it will be that his beard will shift or come off as she tries to remove it....

Santa grabs the child's wrist which makes her cry. He tells her that he just trying to get her hand unstuck from his beard, but, she is crying so hard that she does not hear him, nor does she care to.

The child's Mother approaches the scene with a wet wipe in her hand. She tries to wipe the child up some and then disengage the girls hand from Santa's beard. She also tries to calm her child. The little girl who is so cute and afraid, decides that she has had enough and jumps off Santa's lap. As she does so, his beard comes with her hand. She screams and several other children start crying as well. It has turned into mayhem....

The assistant comes running up and tears the beard from the child's hand. This makes the girl cry even more. Santa was quick to hide behind his chair, that other children not see him without his most important part of his costume. The assistant takes it back to the supposedly jolly character and he is red as a beet. He is angry with this scene, and, wishes that he did not have to do this anymore. Too many spoiled, scared little ones, always causing slow downs and such. He remembers a time when the kids were better behaved and it was much more fun...

The little girls Mother is also upset. She so wanted a picture of her darling daughter with Santa. She tries to calm the girl, but, to no avail, it is not working. Of course, the child knows that the more she acts up the less likely she will have to deal with that man who pretends to be Santa Claus. She just knows that he is a fraud and she wants nothing to do with it...

Mom decides it is time to go. She is really angry, but, tries to figure out what is up with her child. Shaking her head, she grabs the little girls hand and off they go. Before they exit the mall, the girl is smiling, knowing that she has, for another year, avoided that yucky wanna be Santa. As they get into their car, the Mother looks at the girl, shakes her head and says, "What am I gonna do with you?" The girl reaches over and hugs her Mother and they both start laughing...

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