Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Santa Pics and our unbelief (haha)
Ok, confession time. . .we are one of THOSE families. The families who don't believe in Santa. I like to think that we are the fun kind, though. While we teach our kids that Santa isn't real but just a fun character (like Mickey Mouse or Diego) we DO go sit on his lap and have little Santa things. . .he's just not the main deal around here! We also don't do gifts from Santa. . .I mean, come on, I want them to know that WE are the ones who love them. . not some weird guy who knows their everymove! Too close to the all knowing God concept. . .without being right on. . but that's another post. We aren't really "in" to no Santa or think it's a horrible thing, we just don't do it for our kids.
However, that does make our children dangrous. . especially at family functions like the Anderson family christmas where Santa makes an appearance every Christmas Eve! We DRILL it into our kids not to say anything about Santa!!! Thankfully, another year has gone by without my kids being the tattletales! (quick sigh of relief) This year, my Papa (paternal grandpa) was the Santa. This throws the rest of the family off since he isn't related to them. This actually works out great for my kids who aren't always real big on characters. This year, Davis HATES anyone in costume and will scream his head off for the picture. Thankfully, this time we just had to whisper to him, "look really close. Santa is PAPA!" He got this huge smile on his face and happily went to sit on Santa's lap! Thanks, Papa!
One catch. . .now everytime he sees Santa, he yells, "Papa"! haha