Today's Blog Party theme is describing what you do to give back during the holidays. Do you volunteer your time? If so, please tell us where. What do you do to teach your children the true meaning of the holidays?
We don't volunteer much, except at church, in the nursery. We donate one or two toys to the Toys for Tots or Blue Santa.
I am the only person in our family that is honest with Christian about Santa. I have explained to her that Santa Claus was a real person, who lived and died just like everyone else. He was very generous, and gave toys to children who couldn't afford them.
Does she believe me?
Just the other night, she found the North Pole on Google Earth, and got so excited that she had found where Santa lives. She asked me, "Isn't that where he lives, Mom?"
I told her, "Christian, why do you even ask me anymore? I've told you, there's no such thing as Santa." (That looks really cold, all typed out! I promise, it wasn't!)
She adamantly said, "Oh, yes there is!"
We always include books about Jesus' birth during the holidays. We read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Christmas Eve, but we also read from the Bible.
Christian (and soon Cullen) knows exactly what Christmas is really all about... but she likes the benefits of believing in Santa!
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