That jolly, old, soul, whom I have equated with the devil, is really not so bad. He really does represent something good. Something wonderful. Something selfless. How can I argue with bringing a smile to my children’s faces? Or bringing joy to a despairing soul? That is what Santa is all about.
While I do not hate Santa anymore (and have gained a new appreciation for his history), I don’t want him to be the focus of our Christmas celebrations. For me, the reason for this holiday, Christ’s birth, is a monumental event. One that I wish my children to reflect on. To feel. In addition, I want to build new family traditions that center on togetherness. God aside, I cherish family above all else in this mortal realm.
Will I neglect Santa? Not likely. However, for this year, Santa will not be visiting our house for two reasons. 1) Funds are quite limited and 2) the kiddies are too young to even care (thank goodness!).
I am excited to build memories with my babies. I will relish in their smiles, engage my dearest in lively conversation, and have fun. There can never be too much fun!
So, from my family to yours, Happy Holidays!
In my last post, I failed to give credit where it is due. That song I quoted? Yeah, that is by John Lennon (if you didn’t know). Whom I love. I only wish I were as talented as he in creating beautiful lyrics.