Please explain this because I just don't get it. Why do parents force their kids to sit on this mans lap while they are obviously terrified and crying and freaking out? My son finds mall Santa creepy. When we walk by him or see him getting lunch at the food court my son looks like he just saw a zombie ready to eat his brains. Now, he loves the idea of santa coming and giving presents and all the coolness of Christmas, but Santa in the flesh for some reason scares the poop out of him. So I can't see making him sit on his lap just for a picture.
So do you think it is right to make your kid sit on Santa's lap or not? To those of you who have forced the lap sitting, why do you do it?