Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hoss' first encounter with Santa

Yesterday we attended our church's Christmas party for the kids, after practicing for the Christmas play that is tonight. I'm sure I'll be posting pictures and maybe even video of the play tonight.

Santa showed up at the Christmas party. Each child was able to go and see Santa and sit on his lap. Hoss was not a fan.

We don't talk much about Santa at our house. As a child I never believed. A personal choice made by my parents. I never felt like I had a part of my childhood removed from me, as lots of people assume.

I'm not withholding Santa from Hoss, but we have chose not to discuss Santa much and definitely not to push Santa on him. He will get one big gift from Santa each year (a bike this year) and then the other gifts he will receive are from Mommy and Daddy.

Hoss understands that Santa says "Ho! Ho! Ho!" but he doesn't seem to understand that Santa brings gifts or that you can ask Santa for gifts.

Well, when Santa showed up at the party at church, Hoss was very attentive. He stared at him and willingly walked up to see him. He was fine until it was his turn to sit on Santa's lap. Then he wasn't so sure. It was his first ever visit with Santa.

He let "Mrs. Claus" hold him, so he got his picture taken with Mrs. Claus and Santa!


hls1209 said...

How cute! It is always interesting to see how children react to Santa.

Guinevere Meadow said...

I'm not sure exactly how we're going to handle Santa either. I believed in Santa, but it was such a crushing blow when I found out the truth. In my husband's family, Santa only filled the stockings, and all the presents were from Mommy and Daddy. We may go with that.

julie said...

Cute picture!

Qtpies7 said...

That's cute!
We don't do Santa, either. We just don't want our kids to think that since we lied about something so wonderful, that we could be lying about Jesus.
We still do stockings and have tons of fun. They don't miss it. And they love the Lord with all their hearts!

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