Sunday, December 5, 2010

Do You Believe in Santa? you believe in Santa?
Come on, Santa, smile!!
That is always the question, isn't it? Is there really a Santa Claus? How do you answer your children's questions - blow it off, ignore it, answer from the head or from the heart?

We wanted our boys to enjoy those light-hearted, magical beliefs as long as possible. I still believe in Santa...the spirit of a giving soul expecting nothing in return! Shouldn't we all be more like that "Jolly Old Elf"???

If your conversations with your children can begin to focus more on the gifts Santa gives to everyone else, how kind and industrious he is - it may help your children to develop some of those helpful characteristics in their own lives. Santa letters, Santa cookies to give to others, special Santa wrapping paper and bows, trips to see Santa, watching TV specials -- how can that be wrong?
Make sure your child knows what you believe. You do believe in that loving spirit, don't you? If you're confident in what you want for your children in the way of believing or not, then no remarks by kids at school or by crabby relatives can shake them from those beliefs.
a present from Santa :)
The light and sparkle in your kids' eyes should not be extinguished just because others may think your children are too old to believe in Santa. Hold on to what you want for your own kids. Chad and Scott never thought that we had lied to them when they were young but that believing in the spirit of Christmas continues into adulthood. 

I believe in Santa, do you?

Happy Parenting!
D and C

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