I’ve been dreading this moment. Peyton is getting older and smarter. She has a ton of friends are they are all talking about going to see Santa. This is an issue for me because I want Peyton to celebrate the birth of Jesus and I don’t want to lie to her. There is a big Santa in someone yard in our neighborhood and she asked what it was. I just told her it was a Christmas character and brushed it off. We don’t mention Santa. I figure she would not think Santa was a big deal if I didn’t make it a big deal about it. But now her classmates are telling each other they saw Santa or are going to see Santa. I’m so torn!
I may be able to half way get away with by passing Santa this year since Christmas is next week but what about the years ahead? Should I just give up, let her believe in Santa? Then break her heart later and feel guilty? Any non-Santa families out there? What do you do? Thoughts please.
Here is my little shepherd performing at her school Christmas program this week. Yes, shepherds wear pearls.