I was substituting at the preschool this morning and we took the kids on a field trip to the mall to take pictures with Santa Claus. It was cute to see all the little kids. Some were shy and even scared of Santa. We only had 2 kids. One didn’t want to look at Santa. He would just sit there but squint his eyes and turned away from Santa, but smiling a the whole time. The other kid had no idea what was going on. The picture turned out well. Neither child was looking at the camera. Try getting 2 autistic kids to look into the camera for 1 picture. Hehe.
Another observation: Santa was just sitting there, in a grandma pose. He didn’t hold them in his lap or even put his arm around them. I guess people are intimidated by these kids because they see that they are different, but they don’t know what it is. He just sat there all rigid-lookin, while the kids sat near him. What a shame.