Thursday, 25 December 2008

Yo, Ho, Ho!!

Merry Christmas everyone. We have had a wonderful day full of laughter, sharing, family and a few sherry's it must be said! It was also the time to come clean to my daughter about Santa......groan!
You all know what I mean and I bet, like me, you can all remember when you realised that it wasn't some jolly, fat, red dressed person who loves a coca cola or three! For me, it was my Pa coming into my room to hang my stocking up at the end of the bed. I can still remember the shock to this day. I won't go into the why's and how's, it's enough to say that there is never a right time to tell a child the reality of the situation, but it had to be done, and so despite being a bit upset at first, she is now okay with it and has been reassured that she can still write a list next year.

It is all part of her growing up and she has been wavering a little this time around, asking awkward questions, seeking reassurance that has been hard to give without feeling somehow that we are misleading her. Has anyone else had a problem this year? What did you do?

Anyways, she has gone to bed a happy, contented and very tired little person and that is where I am headed to right now. Dev X


A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Dev. HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you!! It sounds as though you've had a lovely time, apart from the reality of Santa/No Santa. This must be a tricky one to deal with and I have no advice on the subject. For myself, I don't ever remember believing in Father Christmas, so maybe my 3 older siblings put me straight from day one! Wishing you a good week, and much more fun and festivities. Denise

MelMel said...

Hi there, glad i;m not the only one about this evening!
My hubbie is playing his new game....all bloggers seem to be away...:>(((

Hope you had a good Christmas?

Miss sew n sew said...

Glad you had a lovely day it was a bit hectic here and I didn't even have to cook a dinner as we went to my Sister-in-laws. It must be arkward when your daughter starts asking you questions about Santa think youve done the right thing it's all part of growing up bless her.

Merruli said...

You Christmas sounds to have been a good one, apart from the reality shock. I have felt a bit biased with my girls talking about the Santa from the very beginning and now the four year-old is a true fan of Santa, thanks to the stories we have been telling her.

MelMel said...

It was parking, elbows we ran in grabbed and ran out...we only went to two shops!

Not my thing!

Pleased with what i got tho...hope you get some goodies!x

hippymummy said...

Hi,just discovered your blog and really enjoyed what i've read. I'm sure to pop by here again. Brightest blessings to you and yours, wishing you all the best for 2009 xXx