...and a tiny little piece of magic taken away.
So, in the car after school yesterday:
P: "Mom, so-and-so's dad said that Santa isn't real."
Mommy: "Wait, what?...Why would anyone say such a thing?!"
P: "But I know he is...how else would the presents get in our house?"
Really, first grade? I was thinking this would happen more around 3rd or 4th. I don't really want to get into a discussion about Santa vs. Jesus. In our house we know that first and foremost Christmas is for celebrating Jesus' birth, however Santa is a fun part of the festivities.
One of my best childhood Christmas memories was when Santa knocked on our door on Christmas eve and gave my sister and I each Care Bear jammies. He told us to listen up through the fireplace and we could hear his reindeer on the roof..and we really could! I still don't know how it happened, but we heard stomping and jingle bells.
That's the magic I want for my kids!