I was going through a box of old school stuff of my kids.....
and came across their letters to Santa back in 1989!
Adam was in 3rd grade, and Stephanie was in Kindergarten. I'm not sure if they did these in school or if I had a sneaky plan in mind, but if you promise not to tell them..... shhh.... I was Santa!! I apparently tried to write with flourishes and make my letters nothing like I really wrote them. I can tell it was me, but I think they were fooled!
We always left milk and cookies for Santa (do you think he ever got tired of milk and cookies and just wanted a beer and peanuts instead?!!) Of course, Santa had to eat it all and leave crumbs and traces of milk behind!
I love it that they each drew a picture of Santa --
Adam's is so skinny (he always drew skinny people for some reason)
and notice the RED mustache and NO BEARD!
and Stephanie's is just a big head....
and hmmm, no beard either!
I really cherish these Santa letters because the next year was the year of the...
Adam told me he wanted to ask me something ..... and led me into the garage.....
He leaned against the car, me against the washing machine. I knew this would be a BIG QUESTION. (And, frankly, it wasn't the BIG QUESTION I thought it would be! LOL!)
Big intake of breath. Serious looks.
So, Mom, tell me the truth (uh-oh)
Is Santa real??
OK, quick thinking here -- but I knew the only thing to do was to come clean. This kid was SERIOUS.
So I launched into the "Santa isn't a real person, but is the spirit of giving" talk. That he's fun for everyone to be excited about. etc, etc.
Adam seemed to take all this in pretty well -- and agreed that he wouldn't let on to Stephanie.
And then he said.....
So I guess it's the same for the TOOTH FAIRY and the EASTER BUNNY too.....
All gone, in one fell swoop......
~ sharing on Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter D