11
Dec
09

we pretend to believe

In our house we “pretend to believe” in Santa Claus.  The girls know that Santa is pretend.  Why?  Because we want to keep our focus on the birth of Jesus at Christmas time.  (I truly believe families can do this and still ‘believe’ in Santa, but in our family, our conviction is to keep Santa pretend.)  We still like to sit on Santa’s lap and read stories about Santa and watch Polar Express though.  The girls’ have big imaginations and as much as they like pretending to be princesses, they can also pretend Santa comes down their chimney as long as they know it’s pretend!  So this year, for their annual Santa lap shot, Rilyn told Santa she wanted, “an ipod and a phone.”  (Whoa!  If this is what she wants at 5, then we’re really in trouble when she’s a teen!)  Ella said she wanted a new nightgown.  🙂

From December 2009
Ella-almost 4!
Rilyn-5 1/2
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2 Responses to “we pretend to believe”


  1. 1 Carrie Rice
    December 13, 2009 at 4:02 am

    This is cool. We also “pretend to believe” in Santa too. We teach our kids that Santa is a fun game to play at Christmastime. I’ve haven’t met too many others who do this.

  2. December 18, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I found your site thru Tip Junkie bcs I wanted to see how you did the report card Christmas card. I love that idea! I can’t find it but did find this great post about pretending to believe in Santa. I have friends who either do Santa or don’t and you said words I have uttered…. the kids pretend they are princesses and I don’t say: “No you aren’t.”… So I have chosen to play along with Santa.
    BUT I HAVE QUESTIONS about this and would love to chat with you about it! Can you email me at the email I listed above and I’ll give fill you in rather than leave it all in comments? I am excited bcs I am stumped on something! Thank you and Merry CHRISTmas!!


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