Buzz is really into Santa Claus.
Really. Into Santa Claus. With emphasis.
He’s fascinated. It’s not just this time of year, though now in the season it doesn’t seem as strange to protectively cart around an action figure of Father Christmas.
For awhile, he was falling asleep with Santa’s head. Just his head. Because the figure was so well loved that he severed the head from his body and no matter how much we’ve tried to super glue, it just won’t adhere back together.
Nothing weird about that at all.
When I decorated for the holiday last week, I also found in hiding our small seasonal snowglobe. It’s a plastic kind, hardly breakable I thought. Inside is a serene winter scene with Santa in full regalia sitting next to a star-topped tree, while shaken snow drifts around him. Buzz latched onto it as soon as I set it out.
He carried this globe around everywhere. It even took the place of his beloved Santa head on his pillow at night. Because sleeping with a snowglobe is still weird, but less so. I found it in bags and boxes and drawers. Under tables and high on shelves and in a battle with Buzz Lightyear. Then, one fateful morning, it was stuffed in a sock and banged on the floor one time too many.
Turns out, the plastic snowglobe? Completely breakable.
Seems we’re back to the creepy Santa head.