A year with No Santa…..
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. It’s my favorite for so many reasons.
The celebration of the birth of Christ being reason number one.
I love the family time, I love the celebration,
I love Santa.
Santa is the whimsical fun of the Christmas season. Santa is magic and giving just for the sake of giving.
Santa is jolly and joyous and
Santa is no longer believed in at my home.
It’s a new thing in my house. Last year I had one who believed and one who “helped” me by not blowing the secret. This year both of my kids are too old to believe. I guess 7th grade is the belief cut off.
It’s making me a bit sad, to be honest. I really liked the excitement and joy that Santa created.
So, goodbye “Elf on the Shelf” you were kinda creepy anyway. Since the jig is up, we’ve got no reason to keep you around. I can’t say I’m sorry to see you go.
We’re still doing an un-wrapped “Santa” gift this year, and stockings are a family tradition, but we’re in a brave new frontier of parenting. My kids are no longer little, no longer believe in magic, no longer excited about Santa.
It’s a brave, new Santa free world.