Did you believe in Santa Claus when you were little? I don't mean to step on any toes here, but I feel the same way when it comes to trick or treating at Halloween time and adults say they don't like kids going door to door for candy because it's begging. What I have to say to that is that's a total lazy cop-out. If it was good for you when you were little, why isn't it good enough for your kids? But that is my opinion and honestly, I don't know how you feel or your own reasons for telling about Santa or not. Sorry for any toes....
With Shelby being 8 now, I have so many fears. How long will she want to play with baby dolls and barbies; and how long will she believe in Santa Claus? Sometimes I pull this card out that I have and say that I have met Santa. I really did lol - when working at Walmart so long ago, an old man with a white beard came up to me and gave me his card. Says Santa right on it. So yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. But when Shelby knows the truth - how will she take it? And how will she use this information? Shelby can be such a little brat to her brother (as brother & sisters sometimes do) I am so afraid that she will find out before I have a chance to talk to her and she's going to run to Lucas and tell him - because that is exactly what Shelby would do!
|Shelby killed Santa at age 3|
Lucas is still fun with Santa. He's "scare-able" enough that I can tell him that if he messes with anyone's stockings including his own (both he and his sister were drawing pictures and putting them in tonight) that he will wake up to coal come Christmas morning. I did something like that right before Thanksgiving when we visited his aunt in the hospital. The doctor was in talking with my sister-in-law when Lucas started to bounce around and make noises. He was board. But I told him that if he didn't quiet down, the doctor was going to give him a shot. I'm a mean mommy lol.
Wow - just 3 more days until Christmas! Come back Tuesday for my final Christmas Traditions post: movies & music.
|Christmas 3 years ago (Shelby 5, Lucas 2 1/2)|