Many have officially kicked off the holiday season this weekend. The parking lots for the mall and Christmas tree farms are all packed. Apple cider is warming on the stove and cookies are in the oven. But what about all things related to Santa? How does that work in your family?
DID YOUR KIDS BELIEVE IN SANTA OR DO THEY KNOW WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON?
Growing up as a kid, Santa was not a part of the picture for Tamara. Her parents let her and her sisters know right away that Santa was someone that other child may believe to be a real person but that he was in fact not real. She was also warned that she needed to respect other kids and to simply not say a thing. For Jason, it was different. He grew up getting a gift from Santa and later on learned the truth. He did, however, continue to go along with things because he has a younger brother and didn’t want to wreck it for him.
With our own girls, we decided to let them know the truth. We’re thankful we chose to do this. With how emotional both of our girls are, we feel that not doing so may have been very hard on them if they were to learn the truth later, once they were older.To our girls, Santa is just a fun character who is a part of some Christmas fun and movies. Nothing more. With Evie being in kindergarten we’ve been making sure that she continues to respect that other kids may not know the truth about Santa and so far she’s been very good about this. We do go and take a photo with Santa for family that has specifically requested to receive one. Doing this hasn’t taken away anything away from Christmas for them.
IS SANTA A PART OF CHRISTMAS IN YOUR HOME?