How to Traumatize an Infant

Jarvis meets Santa

Sad Jarvis meets Santa

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Skinny Santa.

December 12, 2014 @ 1:56 PM


He choose hard liquor over beer! Keeps the gout at bay

December 12, 2014 @ 2:39 PM


That's MIKE in disguise!

December 12, 2014 @ 3:23 PM

Mike from Lowville

My oldest did the same thing when he had his picture taken with Ernie Whitt at a fan day back in the day at the mistake by the lake. Funny. He didn't react the same with Joe Carter......or Dave Stieb.......go figure.

December 12, 2014 @ 3:37 PM


Hey, I think I recognize that chair......Cloverdale Mall?
We've had many Santa photos taken there, including several where our daughter would sit on a wrapped present in front of Santa because there was no way she was going to sit on his lap.

December 12, 2014 @ 4:40 PM


I recognize him too - we had the same Santa!!! Jarvis looks adorable!

December 12, 2014 @ 7:27 PM


Poor Jarvis!

I recognized the Cloverdale chair, too.

Tell Jarvis this is the shit that parents do. It's a rite of passage. We all have at least one of those pictures of the kid crying with Santa.

Personally, I think Jarvis is crying because he had to wear that outfit in public.

December 12, 2014 @ 9:19 PM


Santa looks like the same from Miracle on 34th Street & was fired because of drinking.

This Santa looks the same.

December 13, 2014 @ 12:12 AM


I would tell Jarvis there is no such thing as Santa and there really isn't.

December 13, 2014 @ 7:52 AM

4x4 Time

Liz nailed it...Cheryl, I bet you are the life of the party...

December 13, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

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Note to self: Don't invite Cheryl to any kids Christmas parties.

December 13, 2014 @ 11:26 AM


Wow. Cheryl's just a bucket of fun.

December 13, 2014 @ 12:16 PM



Yes there is a Santa. I see him everywhere this time of year & he is a unique & magical person. Of course when you were a young child Santa was not just a figment of your imagination, but a person who brought you gifts at Christmas. As we get older the belief is always there from when we were children.

Just a question Cheryl - If some young child asked you about Santa, what would you say??

Your comment was very inappropriate for those who believe the "Spirit" of Christmas, but that's your opinion.

December 13, 2014 @ 1:20 PM


Just a quick comment after saying leaving for a while.

Imminently I'm going to be a GrandaPa for the 1st time as son & wife in birthing room in hospital in Ottawa.

12/13/14 the day he/her will be born - Numerology

December 13, 2014 @ 2:36 PM


I didn't even believe in Santa when I was a kid. It was parents who filled my stockingii and got me presents. I don't have kids, but I would tell a kid there is no such thing as Santa. there really isn't.

December 14, 2014 @ 6:15 AM

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Would you tell someone else's kid there was no Santa?

Because, ya know, there is no such thing as Santa.

December 14, 2014 @ 8:36 AM


I probably would if they kept talking about Santa and driving me nuts. Well, my trainer's little kid can't talk yet, but when he starts talking, I hope he won't believe in Santa.

December 14, 2014 @ 6:22 PM

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The odds are pretty damn good that his kid will believe in Santa. Prepare yourself.

December 14, 2014 @ 6:57 PM


I think Cheryl may want to consider that Christmas and the belief in Santa (thus the belief in something inherently good) is for children, and isn't about whether or not she is annoyed by that belief. Children should be allowed to stay children for as long as they can, and part of that is maintaining their sense of hope and imagination and the warmth that comes from sharing it with your family and friends. Ruining a child's sense of wonder is a selfish and thoughtless thing to do.

December 14, 2014 @ 8:27 PM


@Radiogirl. Very nicely said!

December 15, 2014 @ 9:47 AM


Yes Virginia (or...Cheryl in this case) There is a Santa Claus!!

December 15, 2014 @ 9:55 AM


Having the capacity to believe. To hope, to dream, to dare. That's what Santa is about. Santa is about magic and wonder. Pure, hopeful sentiments that leave us all far too early.

Over the past few weeks, I've had occasion to watch people gather at the Christmas windows at The Bay, Queen and Yonge. It's heat warming to see those little faces light up as they take in the displays. Children's eyes grow wider with each display. I watch their parents trying to preserve that joy with their cameras. I tear up a little while taking it all in. That unbridled sense of wonder and innocence is fleeting. But to see it, to almost feel it again, is what keeps us believing. Or, at least hopeful.

Now, it's morning in San Francisco. Time to see what this great place has is store for us. It's rainy, super warm - smells like spring. Looking forward to a great weak ahead.

December 15, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

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