We were out an about today, and on the way home we were stopped at a red light. Stopped next to us in a Jeep Cherokee was "Santa" all decked out in full gear. Full snow-white beard, long white hair, furry red hat, if I didn't know better I'd swear he was "The Guy".
So excitedly I said, "Hey look! There's Santa!"
Little glanced over just as "Santa" held his fingers to his lips and took a long drag from a cigarette. Sigh.
Not exactly the image I wanted ingrained in Little's brain.
"A stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath."
Apparently Santa has been a smoker for years, but times certainly have changed, and the pipe smoking Santa has become politically incorrect.
It's just my feeling, that with "the suit" comes a little responsibility to behave and act in a certain way.
Because Santa, you may be "always watching", but so are the kids.