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December 03, 2004

Ho ho..hmm

Recent conversation at Georgia's little school friend's house:

Dana: Santa's going to bring me lots of toys on Christmas.
Georgia: Thee's no such thing as Santa Claus.
Dana: Yes there is. He's real!
Georgia: No, he's pretend. Right mama?
(Dana's looking totally shocked and Dana's mom- in mid-decorate of their tree- looks wild, though tries to hide it and seem neutral for politeness' sake)
Me: Let's not argue with your friends. We'll talk about it later.

We'll never be invited back to Dana's house, I'm quite certain. At least not during this holiday season. Of course I told Georgia about 'the Santa Claus story', but I didn't think to tell her that other kids really beleive in him and perhaps she should keep this knowledge to herself. Oops. There are so many things to think about when you're teaching your kids! I know I beleived in Santa Claus till well after I was five, and who am I to burst any kid's bubble. I loved Christmas when I was little! We celebrated with all the trimmings and traditions with my grandparents when I was growing up, and it was a really great time. Santa was an important part of that, I seem to remember, although Jesus' birth got plenty of our attention.

Posted by Bahiyyih at December 3, 2004 02:39 PM