Dear Santa Claus,It's me again reminding you I'm here, I'm making my list easier and shorter than last year. I'd like a stack of comic books, a dozen apple pies, a box of chocolate brownies and an elephant that flies. A dolphin for the bathtub and a dragon for my room, a robot that does homework and can also use a broom. And I'd like a hippopotamus, a trumpet and a drum. I could use a half a dollar and a million sticks of gum. Just leave them underneath our tree or near our fireplace. OH! You probably won't bring them But I'm writing…Just in case!(Author Unknown)
Why should Children believe Santa Clause is real?
|The 7 year old|
|The 6 year old|
Believe Santa Claus brings the toys
While we were talking about Christmas presents the other day, my 6 year old asked "Mommy, I want a DS for Christmas". Well, a DS is way out of the price range and I don't want him to be disappointed on Christmas Morning, so I thought I'd explain to him why that won't be happening this year. I explained to him, "Oh sweetheart. A DS would be fun; but it costs a lot of money that Mommy and Daddy don't have." His immediate response was "Can Santa afford it? I can ask Santa!" Well now I'm stuck between a rock and a hard spot. I don't want to crush his dream in Santa that he just discovered, but at the same time, I don't want him believing that he will get a game system that we just can't get him this year. So I fibbed. Yes, what a great role model I'm turning out to be…fibbing to an innocent 6 year old! CURSE you SANTA!!
I told my son that Santa has to get presents for lots of little boys and girls across the world and with money so tight with every family; even Santa is having to be more careful with his funds. So Santa lets the parents buy the BIG presents for the kids if they can afford it; and he gives little gifts to kids so that he can give presents to more girls and boys.
Yes, not a very well thought out lie, but I was put on the spot. It was the best I could come up with. And thankfully my son accepted this explanation, without much complaint and he wasn't even disappointed! His next response:
"Mommy, can Santa bring me a Star Wars Toy? Not the Legos because those are expensive, but just a little Master Windu or Super Battle Droid action figure? " Oh, my poor boy having to learn to think of frugal presents at such a young age. I told him we could write Santa a letter and at least ask.
Allowing Children to believe in Santa Clause
I see in my little son his innocence and how it brings him so much joy. So I've made a decision. As long as Santa doesn't get more attention than the Real Meaning of Christmas, our Savior, then I'm going to just go with it! I'm going to allow my children to believe in Santa Claus. We're going to write letters to Santa and we're going to hunt out and find all the "Santa Sightings" in town and let my kids see Santa and we're going to make and leave Santa my favorite kind of cookies on Christmas Eve…after all; eating cookies to help instill joy and smiles on my beautiful boy's face is the least I can do. I know..it's a huge sacrifice, but one I think I'm willing to take.