Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



pbmommy's picture pbmommy

i still like to think i believe in Santa!
My kids ask me all the time about Santa, the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and all the other holiday icons and it's tough to look them in their little faces and lie, but i want them to have something to believe in each year. Our holidays are becoming so commercialized and less about the tradition and more about the presents or money spent.
I blog about these types of things all the time too, and it's funny to read the comments of my readers. We all seem to struggle with the same questions from our children.
Keep Blogging!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks for commenting! I think we can still encourage the magic and the wonder of Christmas and have plenty of tradition even with the "reality" out there now for my son. At least, I hope so. He did sit and write a letter to Santa yesterday, with his Christmas "wish list", so I know he is still entering into the spirit of it all.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

We keep coming dangerously close to that conversation, B keeps asking questions. I told her that some day I would explain it all to her and that it would make perfect sense to her. Until then, she should just enjoy the magic and yes, OF COURSE, I believe in Santa.

My sister told her first born quickly when he asked (probably around age 10) and then he screamed, "WHY WOULD YOU TELL ME THAT!!" So now, with her 10-year old, she just said that she shouldn't ask questions that she doesn't really want to know the answer to and that you need to believe to receive. Enough said.

It's so tricky! I feel lucky so far that I don't think we have to really deal with it this year!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I like your sister's approach...I responded that way when L. asked a question here and there, but his approach this year was so different I just didn't know how to deflect!