Santa Claus! Can you remember when you were a believer? Do you remember when your bubble burst? Were you devastated?
If your child questions if Santa is real, turn it back on them. “Why? What do you think?” Then answer their questions truthfully. And be sure to tell them how very proud you are that they figured out that Santa was just a fairy tale. Tell them you were a year or two older then them when you finally figured it out. But until then do yourself a favor and don’t use the “naughty and nice” threats to make your kids behave. Children should learn at an early age that this holiday is all about the “giving” not the “receiving”. Volunteer with them feeding the homeless. Allow your kids to pick out gifts for needy children and then find a way for them to personally deliver them.Give them money to put in every red Salvation Army bucket you see. Help them pick out gifts for their teachers and friends. Make cookies and delivery them to all the neighbors. Concentrate on the “giving”. Your little “shift souls” will be so prod of you!
Do you realize that knowing your child’s lifepath number will help you get through the drama of this realization? It is true. For instance, an ODD lifepath number will accept it and move on quicker than an EVEN. As long as they have gifts on Christmas morning they could care less how they got there. ONEs and EIGHTs are thinkers and independent, they will logically figure it out before anyone else tells them. TWOs and SIXs will take the news the hardest. As emotional, nurturing, loving kids, they may associate Santa as someone in control of the family’s happiness. THREEs were simply caught up on his outfit anyway and the fact that the lead reindeer has a red nose! FOURs will be glad to have solved the puzzle of how he every got down the chimney. FIVEs just knew it was impossible for him to fly around the world and stop at every house all in 24 hour day. SEVENs will accept it, but only after they take some time alone to think about it on their own. And NINEs never believed in Santa in the first place. Why should they?
May the Magic of the Holidays Stay in Your Heart the Whole Year Long!!!