YES, THERE WERE TEARS and clinging to Mom and Dad.
But eventually 2 1/2-year-old Hank came around.
He cautiously inched his way down the basement steps, where Santa waited at the bottom.
My great nephew, Hank, age 2 1/2, picks candy from Santa’s bag at the Kletscher family Christmas gathering.
Santa’s bag of candy proved too much to resist.
Last year Hank was afraid of Santa. So Santa, being the nice guy that he is, stepped aside and turned his back. Then Hank, sheltered in his mom’s arms, and with the help of Grandpa, got his candy.
What a difference a year makes.
In 2012, when he was six months old, Hank was all smiles sitting on Santa’s lap.
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