Tobie and Miriam had no problem taking their gifts, but poor Miss Emma was literally shaking! Theo had to take the gift and give it to her.
Here is when they first approached Santa. You can tell Theo is giving it some effort to get Emma up to Santa. I don't know if you can tell in this picture, but Santa was having a beard issue. It was hard selling the whole "This is the real Santa." when he was wearing the mustache over his nose. His nose is sticking out where his mouth was supposed to be. Even Miriam knew it wasn't real. I tried to patch it up for them telling them that Santa was so busy in the North Pole making their presents that he sent one of his workers down instead. It must have seemed convincing enough because they bought it.