We celebrate Christmas a little differently than most. Instead of having our kids believe in a pretend man, we’ve told them about a real man who lived a long time ago named Saint Nicholas. We all have a chance to pretend to be “Santa” by giving gifts to those we love and marking the tag “From Santa” as a way to bless them without receiving praise or recognition. Santa in our family is a fun way of mimicking a real man who did good and gave cheerfully and self-lessly.
It’s always fun to hear my eldest daughter’s responses to the many times asked question – “Are you excited for Santa to come?” I’m sure if it were asked differently, they’d get a different answer but my favorite response that left me surprised and giggling was the following:
Uncle: Are you excited for Santa to come?!
DD#1: *giggle* No! That’s silly! Santa’s not coming, he’s dead! *giggle*
Oh so priceless. LOL!
So… apparently too much emphasis on explaining that the fat jolly old man in red is not the real Santa because the real Saint Nicholas died a long time ago. Now we’re working more on the people pretending to be Santa bit.
I just can’t get enough of this girl…