I don't want to be a stick-in-the-mud, I really don't. I don't want to ruin it for anyone and I will tell my children about St. Nick and his story. However, we won't do the traditional "Santa" deal.
So far we've just been able to ignore it. Abigail didn't know about it, we didn't talk about, we don't have Santa figures in our house so . . . no problem.
Then . . . today . . . out-of-the-blue my daughter was "reading" her Bible (which is her new obsession - yeah!) and she said to me, "Mama, this book is about Santa".
Whoa! Wait just a second. I tried, I think successfully, not to act shocked.
I said, "Oh really? I think it is mainly about Jesus. Remember baby Jesus who just had a birthday?"
My daughter answered, "Oh yeah."
Me: "Where did you hear about Santa?"
She said: "Mama, we saw Santa at the horse parade."
That was at the beginning of December. My girl is growing up and starting to really pay attention!
The matter was dropped and she went on to "read" her Bible and talk all about God, etc.
We might be talking about Santa sooner than I thought!