Tonight we went to Chickfila to see Santa. The one we go to is owned by a family in our church and the Santa is the same one we saw last year. He is a friends father in law who may be getting into Santa school in Canada. Anyway, we got to see Santa and a giant cow and a clown. All of them came right to our table. Our 18 month old showed a ton of progress. The last time he saw the clown he screamed and cried, would stop and look to see if the clown was coming and start screaming again. Tonight he cried when placed on Santas lap and when the giant cow came to our table. The clown almost didn't phase him.
So, we got to live in a world of make believe tonight. When we got home we headed up to get the kiddos ready for bed. We do jammies, books, teeth, prayers, goodnight. We have recently started leaving the gate off of our little girls room so she can go to the bathroom if she needs to. We are not worried anymore she will fall down the stairs in the middle of the night. Unfortunately she sometimes has a hard time settling down and going to sleep.
My hubby went up to check on her and she had put her gate up in the doorway. He asked her if she put her gate up so Dora couldn't get out (Dora is a pillow that is almost as big as her). She replied "Doras not real!" So he asked why she put the gate up. And she said "So the bunnies can't get in!" There were 2 stuffed bunnies sitting in the hallway outside the gate. He came down trying to contain himself because the entire conversation was so funny. It is amazing what goes on in the mind of a 3 year old!!