I wanted to do something happy and Christmasy so we took Hunter to see Santa for the first time. When we got there our neighbor who has a 20 month old son wound up in line right behind us so that made things more fun. Hunter did great, he looked at Santa a bit (more specifically his beard) probably wondering who the hell this hairy guy was but then just went with it. We didn't get any big smiles out of him but at least he's not crying or looking terrified so that's a win. Next year we may not get so lucky. Our neighbors son Fa-Reaked out which I must admit was a bit funny to watch.
Hunter has been a VERY good boy this year.
Afterwards we just walked around the mall a bit, only buying a few gag gifts for Kristian's dad and uncle.
That night my mother-in-law came over to watch Hunter so that Kristian and I could have a much needed date night. We haven't gone out alone on a Saturday night in months because Kristian has been out hunting every Saturday for the past 3 months. We had a very nice dinner and actually got to relax and have an adult conversation which shockingly did not revolve around our son. We then drove around looking at Christmas lights and listening to Christmas music. Nothing exciting but just a nice evening with my husband.
After what happened on Friday spending Saturday doing fun things with my little family was a much needed distraction and something that I savored every minute of.