Monday, December 19, 2011
What do you tell your kids about Santa?
I struggle with how/when to bring up the truth about Santa to my boys. Up to this point when they have asked something about Santa, we reply "what do you think?" and have conveniently ignored giving a straight answer. I know I will draw the line at lying because I want my boys to trust that what I tell them is true. This year I saw a blog post on this topic that I really like. You can view it here. The writer shares my conviction about telling the truth, and suggests doing it by teaching about the real Saint Nicholas and how Santa Claus came to be. It suggested a Veggie Tales movie on the topic, which I'm going to check out. What about you...how/when did you share the truth about Santa Claus with your kids? And how do you keep them from spilling the news to other children whose parents want to keep up the fantasy? I'd love to hear your input!