About a week ago, Em took the girls to go see Santa at the Northpark Mall. Turns out that Santa has a Ph.D. in child psychology from UT Austin (the jokes that come to mind are beyond listing here…) and he wrote his dissertation on children and Santa.
Every stop and wonder what the story is for various people in the mall during Christmas season? Or, at the Christmas Eve services in churches. I’ll see people at the HOCC Christmas Eve service that I’ll never see again…and I wonder why they come at Christmas. I wonder why they feel led to attend that night, and no other time.
They are Mall Santas. I don’t know their real story. But I wish I did.