Does Santa Exist In Your House?

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I Hope everyone is having a Fabulous Wednesday!!!!

I wanted to know if Santa exists in your house. First I would like to give you a little background of my childhood...

Growing up, my parents always told us Santa was real. I believe a part of me wanted to believe that he was. Imagine, someone bringing you all the gifts on your Christmas list just for being good? Oh yeah, in my eyes he was real. Every year we put out cookies sometimes we bake them, sometimes they were store brought. I remember going to sleep extra early the night before Christmas and waking up even earlier in the morning the day of Christmas and running down the stairs to see what gifts Santa brought us. Every year I would watch as many Christmas movies as possible one that comes to mind is “A Christmas Story" this movie would come on every year before and after Christmas and at the time it was really entertaining to me, a child putting his tongue on a frozen pole in the winter time???? Priceless... My parents usually never put any gifts under the tree before Christmas day. The joy of waking up the morning of Christmas and believing the gifts magically appeared was a great childhood memory it was just something magical about that feeling. As prior stated my parents always told us Santa exist, they never tried to take the credit.

Now for our house...

I always wanted my son to believe in Santa. Until one year my nephew told him he was not real and he has reminded him that he is not real every year since. Prior to meeting my wonderful husband (even though my nephew already told him) I would still try to give my son the magical experience I had as a child. Once I meet my husband he explained that he does not believe in Santa and his children do not believe in Santa. So yesterday was the big test. I asked our tween if he believes in Santa. He looked at me really puzzled…No, I do not believe in Santa because Mr. Delightful told me that he is not real and then he also told me that gifts are already under the tree (with a really sarcastic smirk). I had an “aha moment” oh no, it was me all along. It was not my nephew or my hubby it was me. I never realized that putting gifts under the tree would take that magical moment away from our son’s childhood.

I forgot to mention that I found out Santa was not real from kids at school. I ignored them the first hundred times they tried to tell me. I just wanted him to exist.

Does Santa exist in your house? Will he exist if you have children? Do you put gifts under the tree before Christmas?




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9 comments:

  1. I don't want P to focus on Santa. I want her to have fun but I want her to know the real meaning of Christmas. Let me know if you hear about a good way to do it.

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  2. Since I am starting all over, Santa will get a chance to exist again with Asa. He's too young to understand, but all of his gifts this year are from Santa. It's fun to have that magic back again.

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  3. Peyton's mom:

    Reading her kid friendly book and watching kid friendly movies on the real meaning gives her the best of both worlds. Having fun and educating her at the same time.


    Summer:

    That sounds like so much fun!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  4. Santa existed in our home for years until Tabari got older, now with our new addition Santa will show up again in house with some special presents. Yes, we are guilty of putting some presents under the tree :)

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  5. Mrs. Chic

    It's nice to know I'm not the only one :).

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  6. We are teaching our children that we celebrate Jesus' on Christmas and I'm planning on making a "Happy Birthday, Jesus" cake so that my children {ages 5 & 3} will understand better.

    My oldest son started Kindergarten this year and he will hear a lot about Santa Clause. We will teach him about the real St. Nick, where the story of Santa Clause ccame from.

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  7. Vanessa:

    I love the "Happy Birthday , Jesus" cake idea.
    Thanks for stopping by.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  8. We believe in Santa at our house and yes I do put the gifts under the tree before Christmas. It makes my baby excited whenever she passes the tree. When she's mature enough she'll figure it out and I'll explain it to her, but until then I love the dream of it all.:)

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  9. Major Must Haves:

    Christmas is magical in so many saws to me... I also love the dream of it all!!! Thanks for stopping by :).

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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