Monday, December 24, 2007

The last Christmas

"Mom, does Santa put the presents under the tree, or do you?"

That's my Winnie asking me on Christmas eve. She pressed and implied that I might put them under the tree for Santa. She said it in a thinking out loud way -- like maybe that's how it's done.

She still believes. Despite school rumors to the contrary of a jolly old delivery boy -- she was having none of it.

Tonight we were looking over our pictures of visits with Santa at the mall and she's been doing a bit of the math -- between that and the comments, a girl's going to wonder.

I paused, while I silently choked and thought of asking if she wanted to know where babies come from.

Instead I said, "Let it be magic, it's all about magic."

And that worked -- she pressed no more.

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12 Comments:

Blogger Melissa said...

Yikes, so not looking forward to that time. WTG handling the situation!!

Merry Christmas!!

2:00 AM  
Anonymous melek said...

it's ALL about the magic :)

8:39 AM  
Blogger Swishy said...

Ha ha ha ...

Merry Christmas! :)

4:20 PM  
Blogger TTQ said...

I like magic

3:52 PM  
Blogger Cecily R said...

Isaac and I had the magic discussion last year. I got a little lump in my throat. A few months later he wanted to know the "real" answer to his question.

This year he gets this knowing look on his face whenever Gracie talks about Santa and the elves. Like he's totally in on a great secret that he is grown up enough to share with mom and dad.

When I found out the truth I cried. And then I wanted to help play Santa with my mom and dad.

7:19 PM  
Blogger kay said...

this was our first year of having a kid know about santa. he played along great for the little one. but it is a bit sad. i wish we could all believe!

7:29 AM  
Blogger wordtryst said...

Aww. It's so sad when they begin to grow up. Hold on to that magic!

12:23 AM  
Blogger Barrie said...

This was probably our last year with a believing child (our 4th) in the house. I loved your response, BTW!

4:16 PM  
Blogger Matchbox Mom said...

ahhh you've gotta love it! Good times and good memories. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

12:54 AM  
Blogger Trish Ryan said...

Sometimes it's good to put certain conversations off for awhile :)

7:31 PM  
Blogger kay said...

kim you know that almond brother is my hubby right? people ask him that all the time!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Travis Erwin said...

Hope you had a magical Christmas and here is wishing you a Happy New Year.

2:52 PM  

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