Two very excited little girls have just gone to bed after hanging stockings up, putting out beer for Father Christmas, leaving a carrot for Rudolph and sprinking glittery raindeer food in the garden.
All this was on request of MG as I have never pretended that Father Christmas / Santa Claus is real. Knowing the ‘truth’ doesn’t take any of the magic or excitement away. They’ve been working up to Christmas for weeks at school, they know the stories and the traditions, they just also happen to know that it’s all a story.
Jax at Making it Up explains how for her, telling the truth made her daughter far happier. Monko at Taming the Goblin explains how for her, lying to her son wasn’t something she was comfortable with. Lori from Montessori for Everyone explains the Montessori view on fantasy vs reality for small children. I believe everyone has the right to parent in their own way, although I feel very alternate by ‘telling the truth’!
There are an obcene amount of presents waiting for MG and DG in the morning (mostly from other people) and a day of excess ahead of us. Ah well, at least it is only once a year, and I do like the getting to spend the day relaxing with family (on the years I’m not hosting, like this year!)
From all of us in the Chaos household, I hope your Christmas / Holiday Season is everything you want it to be. Full of family, fun and laughter; and peace, quiet and solitude when needed. And if not, it is only one day, so I hope that the rest of the year allows some time for relaxation.
Best wishes to all the friends found this year, and looking forward to another year of connecting.