Monday, December 3, 2012

Santa, are you there? It's me...

Blog Dare Day #3: What we tell (or don't tell) the kids about Santa Claus.

I don't know what the right answer is. I realize it varies from family to family but I see it two ways. For the first we'll have to take a ride down memory lane. I was in elementary school, in the girls bathroom and a bomb was dropped on me. There was no Santa. Wait. Did I hear that right? I took it in and kept "my truth" to myself. I was telling my mom this story today and we laughed hysterically! Then there's the part of me that doesn't want the focus of Christmas to be all about this Santa guy and the presents he brings. Then it dawns on me that a lot kids are aware of Santa and I don't want to have the "jerk kid" who goes around raining on other children's Santa parade. That just doesn't seem very fair.

I've considered talking to some of the moms at my church and seeing how they balance Santa baby & baby Jesus. Balancing the traditions of the advent & the happiness that guy in the red suit brings (and at one time brought me).



Digger said...

I love your blog title!! I just found your blog through the December Blog Hop over at Bloggy Moms. Love your blog, I'm your newest follower!

I actually just told my boys from when they were little that Santa was a story and that it was fun to talk about, but the true meaning of Christmas was the baby Jesus. I know it sounds a little harsh, but honestly, I don't want them to associate lying with Christmas. If they "find out" that Santa is fake, what's to say they won't think Jesus is too? We still write the letters and leave the cookies, but they know it's more of tradition than that a fat old man is actually going to be doing some breaking and entering via the chimney. :) Hope that helps. lol.

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V.V.Brown said...

That's such a good approach! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by! PS-I LOVE your name!