Taking your kids to meet Santa Clause can go one of two ways: they either love it and enjoy telling the old man what they want for Christmas…or they have a meltdown because they can’t handle the trauma of being handed over to a stranger dressed in red and white.

And it’s basically a crapshoot which way it’ll go.

Parents took to Twitter to let off some steam about this dreaded interaction that they’re all forced to go through at some point…

1. I just need this one photo…

2. That’s a good way to look at it.

3. Intimidating the big man.

4. That’s pretty steep.

5. I need a favor.

6. Kinda weird when you think about it.

7. Alert the authorities.

8. A fake dude.

9. He belongs in the fiery depths.

10. Actually, I need two favors…

11. I’m sure he loved that.

12. Christmas is canceled!

13. That’s not good.

14. You’ve been very bad.

15. You don’t have to make it a big secret anymore.

Be honest with us…how’d it go when you took your kiddos to meet Santa?

Was it a disaster or were they happy about it? Share your stories in the comments.