There are a few holidays during the year that are my absolute favorite. Christmas and Easter are two of those holidays for more than one reason. My children rank pretty high on that list. Not only are these two holidays a way for us to celebrate Christianity, but also give my children a chance to be children. I am all for my kids believing in something that is not real. Please don’t ruin it for them if you aren’t on the same boat.
Ruining my child’s Christmas imagination
I get that some parents don’t believe in celebrating Santa Claus during the Christmas holiday, thinking they are just encouraging the concept of lying to them. I don’t view this as ‘lying’ though, merely encouraging them to use their imaginations. When my daughter came home from school this past December telling me that another child told her Santa Claus was not real, I thought I was going to be sick.
The look on my daughter’s face was one of heartbreak. I, of course, told her not to listen to what anyone else says, that she should just believe.
Believe in the magic.
Isn’t that what imagination is? It is the magic that comes from those little minds and hearts, thinking of things that make this world something more. If you choose to not let your child believe in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, that is up to you. But please don’t let your child ruin it for mine. They deserve to use their imaginations and believe as long as they want too. Encourage your children who don’t believe to not ruin it for the rest of the children.
Our children deserve the right to be children. This world is already filled with so much that is not desirable. Let’s give them the chance to have the magic to see it as something much more for as long as possible.
Thank you from the mom who loves to believe in a Santa Claus and Easter Bunny for her children.