Do you remember the first time you sat on Santa's lap? Of course not! Thankfully for most of us, our brains shield our fragile young minds from the memory of those 60 seconds of Christmas terror. This young boy however, remained strikingly calm, using sign language to send a distress signal — HELP! — to his mother, or anyone else who might save him from the clutches of the strange man in the red suit and white beard who "smells like beef and cheese.'
I have a photo of my daughter at a similar age signing "All done!" while next to Santa.— Michelle Boehm (@mboehm214) December 6, 2017
My daughter signed 'cheese' while sat next to Santa. To be fair she had just been told to say cheese by the photographer.— Andrew Kavanagh (@stpkav) December 7, 2017
help is a fist w thumb up on top of open palm pulling up towards you, this looks like hes signing cookie if that😂— merry chrysler (@lowwwen) December 8, 2017
In baby sign you go with what they do. We showed him the ASL version and this is what he did.— Kerry Spencer (@Swilua) December 6, 2017
It's ASL baby sign; like with spoken language certain words are "mispronounced" by babies learning them.— Kerry Spencer (@Swilua) December 6, 2017
Hey, I can appreciate that and I love that you’re teaching him sign. I just want it to be clear that this isn’t the actual sign. I don’t want a bunch people going around doing a mispronunciation of the sign and thinking it’s right.— Erin (@erinlindseyt) December 8, 2017