Thursday, December 23, 2010

I've Got a Thinker

My 4-year-old has been questioning me this year about Santa.  She asks if I am the one who puts the presents under the tree and so forth.  Of course, being the person I am, I can't lie to her, but I do deflect her questions.  Fortunately, my 6-year-old pipes in, "Well, I believe in Santa and if you don't, he won't bring you gifts."  That is usually the end of the conversation till the next time.

Today, however, upon returning home from the library, Claire brings up Easter.  "Mama, do you color eggs at Easter," she begins.  I think she is just trying to connect every holiday with the activities to celebrate the holidays.  "Yes," I reply.  "No, I mean do you color the eggs and hide them for us?"  "Claire, we dye the eggs and put them in the Easter Bread."  "No, do you dye the eggs and hide them.  Are you the Easter Bunny?"  I was just about to get out of the car and check the mailbox.  "Claire, do I look like the Easter Bunny?"  And once again, my 6-year-old pipes in, "I believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa..."  I hop out and get the mail.  Getting back in, I am able to change the conversation by handing them Christmas cards to open.

Whew!  The gig is about up for number 2.  Of course, number one will probably believe till she is 16. 

1 comment:

jenegsmom said...

Joshua realized today that the Santa at the mall wasn't real because he noticed he didn't have real boots on, just covers that looked like boots. (He notices every detail!) I told him Santa couldn't be everywhere at the same time, so he has helpers. That seemed to suffice for the moment. What is a mother to do? :)

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