Anyway, I thought he would make a good model for my blog post.
I'm seeking a little holiday advice today. Last year Peter (then age 6) would cautiously explain to me that he just was not sure if there really was a Santa Claus. He would end his statement with a questioning look and not usually stick around for a response. Fine by me. This year, however, the questioning look is long gone and there is more of a "gotcha!" tone to his announcement that he no longer believes in Santa Claus.
We all knew this day would come, right? I'm okay with it BUT we also have a family member who is PRIME Santa age (3!) so the last thing I want is for his big brother to squash all his Christmas dreams, right? So my question is, what do I say to Peter so that everyone can have a happy holiday?
I'm leaning toward A) "That's fine, but how about we all pretend he's real anyway, okay?"
considering B) "Are you SURE you want to go down that path?"
would rather not, but would say if I had to C) "If you ruin Christmas for your brother I swear you will get nothing, that's right, nothing." Okay, I promise I won't say that, really!
or I could just stick with my usual response D) "Really? Hmmm, interesting." But seriously, how much longer is that going to fly?