can I ever do a wordless wednesday? um if you know me you know that is pretty darn near impossible....yup I got it....the gift of the gab!
these pics are from the family Christmas Breakfast our community association put on on Sunday. I won 2 door prizes and we had a yummy breakfast and the girls got to make surprise Christmas craft presents for mom and dads.....it was a great morning! and of course my camera's battery died when it was Emily's turn and Morgan decided she was just too big to sit on Santa's knee!
These 2 still believe in Santa....the older 2 don't. We (shash and I) were never allowed to believe in Santa and somehow I felt that I was missing something as a child at Christmas time. I give the girls 1 present each from Santa and I get upset when the older ones try to tell the younger ones he isn't real. Some think this is lying to your children. I think it is just part of being a child and the wonder of it all. We emphasize that Christmas is about Jesus's birth in our home. They definitely know what Christmas is all about. I am going to have 2 trees this year. The kids have their own tree and I am going to have them write down on a piece of paper one of their "gifts or giftings" and put it on the tree every day. Then on Christmas morning they are going to read their gifts and thank Jesus for coming to earth and giving them their gifts. I want them to personalize what He did for them and what He has given them.
Do you let your kids believe in Santa? why or why not?