Some conversations with children can be tough and there are also talks than can sometimes even be awkward. During the Christmas season, eventually there are some questions that may arise that you may not be quite sure how to handle as a parent. While I have not yet reached that stage in my life, I’m hoping that my own experience can provide some insight.
***DISCLAIMER TO AVOID YOUNG EYES***
It wasn’t until I was about 11 years old as to when I found out the truth about Santa, and I think for me that was about the right time. I started becoming more curious about the reality of Christmas when other kids at school had been spreading some rumors about Santa and the reindeer.
There is no one right answer as to who Santa is, because Santa is not just one individual, but the people who keep the spirit of Christmas alive. The ones who welcome us not only during the holiday season but make us feel the same level of love and comfort throughout the year. Santa lives in our hearts, not in the North Pole.
At the same time, being able to believe in a something I can’t see or touch was able to teach me something that has a much deeper meaning. Throughout our lives we will need to be able to use this capacity to believe, being able to believe in yourself, your family, and your friends.