I know Christmas just ended and man how crazy was Pinterest with all the elf on a shelf ideas!? They were pretty cute though and if I wasn't so lazy I may consider it for our son once he is older. Well, except for another big issue...we aren't going to tell him Santa is real. Everyone can gasp now. Start breathing again. Try not to want to hurt me...
I once started a major scene at work because I mentioned that my parent's never pretended Santa was real. I always knew he didn't exist. Pretty much everyone in the office was appalled. I was shocked that it was a big deal to anyone. Some were sad for me, like I had missed out on childhood all together.
They told me all the things they did with their children to ensure their children believed in Santa. They told me what their parents had done as well. When I told them we wouldn't pretend with our (future at the time) kids either they were aghast. Seriously. I called my husband then and there at their urging and he confirmed that he had no plans of pretending Santa was real. The office was in a tailspin!
All that to ask...is Santa real in your house? What did your parents do? What do you do to make your little ones believe? I want stories too. It is fascinating to me the lengths some people go to. I seriously am not judging and find the stories pretty cute!
It seems like a lie to us, and frankly we aren't good liars. And we are a bit lazy.
Plus, to us it takes away from the real meaning of Christmas and honestly, that is the biggest issue we have with it. And we are lazy.