Our Kids Caught Santa Last Night!!
A couple of weeks ago Eliza (8) came to Sara and asked her point blank, "Is Santa Real? Cause some of my friends don't believe in him." Sara's reply was perfect; she told Eliza, "If you really want to know we can talk about it and I will tell you everything you want to know. But sometimes it is just fun to believe." Eliza decided that she didn't need to know anything more and we figured that she had grown up and just decided to believe.
So, Sara was wrapping presents yesterday and was just about finished up when the girls came into the bedroom to talk with her. Immediately they laid eyes on the prettiest pillow pet they had ever seen. It was a purple monkey that made noise when you squeezed its nose. Savana had asked Santa to bring her a pillow pet and a monkey stuffed animal so she immediately asked Sara if that present was for her. It was then that Sara realized that she hadn't wrapped all the gifts and the one laying out was indeed for Savana and was supposed to be from Santa. Well, in the heat of the situation, thinking fast on her toes she blurted out quickly, "Where did that come from? I haven't seen it before! Maybe dad got it for someone not in our family. Or maybe Santa brought the present early." Then she hurriedly ushered the kids out of the room and called back in our oldest. She asked Eliza, "You understand what just happened, right? I need your help explaining this to the other girls." Eliza looked funny at Sara and replied, "Ok mom. Explaining what?" Sara asked, "You know about Santa, right?" Eliza replied in the most indignant tone she could muster "Of course I know mom. What I didn't know is that sometimes Santa brings his presents early..."
I guess we still have a few more years of the magic of Santa!