a 2 hour wait
2 hours. That’s how long I waited in line for Maya to see Santa.
“Ameena is an idiot,” you must be thinking. And yes I am. I wasted 2 hours of my life in line so Maya could spend (literally) 2 minutes with Santa Claus before we were shuffled over to the cash register to pay $20 for a flash drive containing this staged family photo:
So why did I do it? Well because Maya’s been asking me if she could visit Santa at The Grove for 2 years. And for 2 years I kept saying, “One day Maya, when the line isn’t so long. I promise.”
Well the line never got shorter.
Anyway, given my usual reckless abandon for my child and her many, many requests, I was feeling kind of smug that I waited 2 hours for something that didn’t benefit me in the least.
But I just realized that after I publish this post I am setting off on a mission to hide a few of the 50 or so Christmas gifts Maya received so I can rotate them in and out throughout the year. And yes, maybe I’ll re-gift her one or two in March.
And poof! There goes my newfound smugness.