Nov 24, 2010

Thoughts On Christmas

Chuck and I had decided that this was the year that all the kids were going to cross that line into "the real world" where Santa is involved. We were going to break the news as gently as possible. So, while we were eating dinner the other night, Chuck asks the kids, "So, tell me your thoughts on Christmas. What is the first thing that pops in your head when you think about Christmastime?" We got a wide array of answers. None of them involved Santa. So we had to keep digging. Subtlety was not working. So Chuck just came right out and asked, "What are your thoughts on Santa?"

Both Bennett and Chloe responded, "He's not real, is he."

Daddy, "You're right."

"We didn't think so. We didn't think so last year either."

Ok then. That was a nice little conversation. I guess Chuck and I were the ones that were let down gently this year. Glad to know our kids are up to speed.


Jennifer said...

Can you believe that Alex is still a believer? Michael & I have been discussing telling him the "truth" so that he won't be made fun of by his friends, but when I brought up the subject the other day, he was very quick to respond, "Yeah, I know that Santa is real and I'm not worried".

Um, I am! I'm not sure how long to let this go on, but I am so not anxious to burst his bubble either! *sigh*

Jennifer said...

And 10 minutes after typing this, Alex decided to point-blank ask about Santa, so scratch what I said before! He is, however, planning to help "be" Santa to his brother & sister this year :)

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