I don’t really remember dealing with many Santa related issues where my oldest was concerned. Yeah, she watched the movies, sang the songs and heard the stories, but it was never that serious to her. She just wasn’t really into that dude. It could be because she was born on Christmas and somehow born with this innate knowledge that he didn’t exist, I don’t know. But, it saved me from that ‘special conversation’ nonetheless.
I was listening to the Steve Harvey radio show yesterday morning and a caller was asking his home depot guy for help with making her Christmas lights spectacular. She noted that her daughter believes that Santa will miss their house if their house is not appropriately lighted. Steve Harvey went
off on this lady on to ask how old her daughter was, to which she replied “Ten”.
At this point, his entire listening audience was thinking the same thing: You need to break it to the
delusional, overgrown fifth grader that this dude is just as real as the hogwarts school we see on Harry Potter.
While my first child didn’t stress me about toys and Santa, this second kid is WORKING me. He has recently started a new school which I am sure has launched a campaign to bring me financial hardship. My sweet four year old has started coming home every day and starts a daily conversation about how many toys he expects Santa to bring him. And it has gotten out of control!!!
If I DARE to gently tell him that Christmas is about family and love and not toys and Santa, my little sweet baby cutest four year old turns into a baby exorcist! Literally! Puke flies out of his mouth and his head spins uncontrollably! It is unseen of!
I don’t know why they (The Man) thought this was ok, introducing the young and innocent to this plus size hippie man, who doesn’t believe in touching up that beard or getting a haircut, period, with blushed out cheeks and imaginary venison breaking into the homes of innocent hardworking parents all over the world. Its a crime against humanity!
For now, I’m not exactly sure what to do with my son. Should I wait until someone else tells him? Like a peer? Or do I have a sit down with him and just bring out the truth. I mean, c’mon what age is too early to be hipped to REALITY. Right?
That Gotdamned Santa, I swear……