Parents’ Christmas Dilemma
The Christmas tradition
As Christians, our family celebrates Christmas the traditional way. That means, kids are allowed if not encouraged, to believe in the Christmas magic. We let them believe in Santa Claus and him delivering gifts to children on Christmas eve. Every year, our kids expect to get their surprise gifts from Santa, which needless to say, are from you know who…St. Nick, yes! 🥰🥳
So, just like any other kid, our 6-year old daughter also expects to receive a gift from Santa. She’s even made her Christmas list days before… What maybe is different this time, is that she plans about giving Santa Claus a gift too! How thoughtful, isn’t it? Her gesture reminds us of her older brother, who had once asked us to buy a guitar for Santa, so he could use it for when he goes caroling! Ho ho ho!
As parents, we are grateful that our kids have the heart to give back. I never thought of giving Santa a gift when I was growing up! I consider this as lesson we all can learn from a child.
Her gift to Santa is a DIY meter gauge made out of paper, which could come in handy for Santa to identify if a kid has been good or bad. She made sure that her gift is ready by Christmas eve, in time when Santa comes by to deliver his gifts to the children. She’s so concerned about her gift to Santa, that when she woke up on Christmas day, her first thought was “did Santa see my gift?” She ran to the Christmas tree and saw that her gift to Santa is no longer there… She smiled and said “he got it! I hope he likes it”.
Now, here comes the dilemma for us, parents. Later that day, I saw her writing this letter to Santa to find out if he likes her gift or not. She felt like she needed to know, because that gift was her labor of love…
The note has been lying under the Christmas tree for 2 days now… She’s been waiting to hear back from Santa, but still no answer from Santa. Santa does not know if it is a good idea to keep this communication with the kid going, lest a relationship could start budding, while one party knows full well that it could end up in a heartbreak (you know, when kid finds out who Santa really is? St. Nick, yes!)
So, what do you suggest? Should Santa communicate back to this kid and risk getting more letters, or leave the kid a little disappointed for now, to save her from a massive heartbreak later? This mother needs your inputs. P.S. Please, no hate, just love!
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