Imagine cartoon bubbles below to show my niece's internal dialogue...
Um, Mom, Dad...I'm confused. Who is this man? I'm not sure I like sitting here. Uh, his beard is kinda soft. But I thought you told me not to get friendly with strangers? The fake beard and weird Santa costume qualifies him, right?
That's more like it. Mom, I thought you'd never get me off the man's lap. His beard was starting to annoy me and I'm not sure I like the way he talked down to me. Thanks for the rescue!
Hehehe. I never did Santa with my kids, but thought this was too hilarious to not share. What a precious look on her face, eh?