As November turns and we round the corner into holiday season, most houses lose floor space to a tree. Not us. We used a 9-inch pine tree prop your mother received for a sponsored blog post and put that on top of Kili’s crate. But it’s not entirely bad because we’ve got loads of presents sitting under it (which apparently is a parenting faux pa if we’re trying to perpetuate the myth of Santa).
The whole set up is probably reflective of our general attitude towards Christmas and the holidays. We’ll loosely participate in all the traditions – presents, Christmas music, making cider – but we don’t go crazy. And for whatever reason, maybe that’s rubbed off on you because when posed the question whether Santa is real or not, you exclaimed he is fake!
Not that I’m bothered about your response, but I’m more curious how you reached that conclusion. Maybe you’re just saying stuff, or maybe you’ve deduced Santa is just a cartoon character that you’ve seen on TV, but whatever. I’m not looking to save Santa’s image here…I’m just hoping you don’t end up ruining it for other kids who are believers!
But I must say I’m impressed with your discipline (?) or satisfaction with life as it is. You walk by our Christmas tree / gift set up every morning without even giving it a second look or asking about the presents. Don’t get me wrong, you love presents and opening new gifts, but after telling you they’re for Christmas, you just go about your regular business.
I hope that’s an attitude you’ll be able to maintain throughout your life. A lot of us, your baba included, are materialistic despite knowing better. Sometimes it’s an easy way to temporarily keep life interesting, but it doesn’t last. You’ll be a billion times better off just being satisfied with not having a care in the world about stuff!