We sat down on the coach and he very seriously says to me "Mom, it's OK you don't have to pretend anymore, I know all about the secret".
What secret is that I ask.
The one about Santa Claus he tells me.
Oh, are you upset?
No, its OK, I'm a big boy now.
We talk a little about the real meaning of Christmas and how it is the day we Celebrate Jesus birth.
He looks at me seriously again and states "Now that I am an adult I can keep a secret. I promise not to tell Paige. She's still a little kid and needs to believe for a little longer".
That kid cracks me up.
So, here is my question Internet friends. How does your family separate Santa from the real meaning of Christmas? I know some families don't do Santa at all and just celebrate Christ's birth. Has anyone found a really great way to incorporate them both without losing the Christ in Christmas.
When Garrett and I talked I asked him if he really understood that the jolly big guy was just pretend but that Christ was very much real. He said he did and we had a pretty long and thorough discussion about it all.
I guess in the back of my head I have always been worried that once the kids found out they would question whether God was real too. Had their parents been lying to them about that also?
My older kids are fine and definitely still believe in Jesus. However, it is still in the back of my mind.
Do any of you obsess about this also? I'd love to hear your thoughts.