Thursday, December 11, 2014

Do your kids believe in Santa?

   Christmas is a special time of year. It’s a time for magic, togetherness and love. I didn’t have the best childhood so I admit I live vicariously through my children. I want them to have the best memories possibly. I hope to influence them so much that they will want to continue on the traditions we have with their own children.

   In our home I like for the kids to exercise their imaginations and explore the possibility of a big jolly man that delivers presents on a sleigh pulled by reindeer on Christmas Eve.

   Yes, I know the true meaning of Christmas and I don’t take anything away from Jesus. I know he is in fact the reason for the season so to speak but I see nothing wrong with a little magic.

   This world isn’t always easy to be in. There are negative things all around us that threaten to take away our children’s innocence. I see nothing wrong with protecting that innocence if even for a little while with something as silly as Santa Claus.

   To be honest each and every single one of my oldest 5 kids know the truth about Santa, they have for a quite some time but we all continue on as if no one was the wiser. Why? Not just because of the 2 little ones but because it’s fun, because it gives us all something to believe in. Just like a fairy tale or wishing on a star or a birthday candle. We believe in Santa because we don’t want to let go of the fun, the magic, and the mystery.

   My husband doesn’t agree with me but he doesn’t say anything different. He lets me and the kids have our fun because it’s not hurting anyone. If no one believes in Santa we don’t judge them or say anything bad about them but it’s always the non-believers that like to spoil our fun.

   So this holiday season if you come across someone that believes in Santa, let them have their fun. Don’t ruin the magic for them.

1 comment:

  1. I agree it's the idea of Santa and what he represents in holiday spirit. Keeping those ideas alive for as long as possible is always a good thing.