Vampire Maman’s thoughts on Santa and Kids (and believing in magic)

I saw a blog post titled something like “How to tell your child that there is no Santa.”  WTF???? And there were point by point directions on how to do so. Really? Yes, really.

As a parent I was horrified and disgusted. Who would actually sit down and tell their child that there is no Santa?  Hasn’t that blogger ever watched Miracle on 34th Street? Has she no heart? Is she just plain mean and weird? Does she have no holiday spirit? Is she without imagination? Has she no joy in her soul? Does she have a soul?

 

Things you sit down and talk to your children about:

  • Sex
  • Drugs
  • Relationships
  • School
  • Responsiblity
  • Reputation

 

What you DO NOT have A TALK with your kids about:

  • The virtues of no imagination
  • The virtues of no fun
  • The virtues of dullness
  • The virtues of a humorless existence
  • The virtues of boring
  • The virtues of nit picking
  • The virtues of being MEAN

 

I know, I know, the dark Vampire bitch is coming out tonight…sorry…but you know how it is with me sometimes. I’m a mom. Mom’s have to believe in magic. We have to believe in imagination. We have to believe in FUN. Otherwise why be a parent at all? Right?

Besides ALL Vampires KNOW there IS a Santa. We’re creatures of the night so we’re up all night. We see those reindeer. We see the fat man. We’ve been seeing him for hundreds of years.

Nuff said.

 

And to all a good night!

~ Juliette

9 thoughts on “Vampire Maman’s thoughts on Santa and Kids (and believing in magic)

  1. Every Mom ever was knows there’s magic. How else could they make it through the day and accomplish everything they do. As for Santa…, some people childishly never grow up = like me= I still believe in Santa. Sometimes I am Santa. Great post J.
    Jingle bells, jingle bells…..!!!!!
    Paul

  2. And don’t forget to watch the NORAD Santa Tracker!
    http://www.noradsanta.org/

    For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight.

    The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.

    In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for North America called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, which then took on the tradition of tracking Santa.

    Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and friends have selflessly volunteered their time to personally respond to phone calls and emails from children all around the world. In addition, we now track Santa using the internet. Millions of people who want to know Santa’s whereabouts now visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website.

  3. And a “Good day!” to you, Juliette! I am a believer. 😉

    Wishing you and yours a very, very Merry Christmas
    full of peace, love, and contentment!
    Hugz, Uncle Tree ▲

  4. Juliette,

    Being one very consientious mother of a young active werepup, I struggled with how to talk to him about Santa Claus. Should I explain the magic of Christmas or just let commercialism take over and eventually have him hear one day Santa doesn’t exist? It turned out I didn’t really have a choice, our elders took over and shared stories of Father Christmas and Santa. It also helps to have Norad’s official Santa Tracker website. I still worry one day he will stop believing, and in one of those rebellious teenage moments call me a liar, but for now the magic exists.

    Maybe a little of that magic will even take away this headcold, so I can enjoy the next week. Darn those werewolves. They just work and play and quickly burn through their colds as if they’re just a nuisance.

    Merry Christmas,

    Shasta

    • As a mom of teens I’ve learned they (kids) figure it out themselves. That is the beauty of kids. They’ll discuss it among themselves. Then each will come to terms in their own way and in their own time. It is the natural order of things. The magic will always be there is there is love and the spirit of giving and other traditions.

      In my reasoning you should be honest and open with your kids…BUT, for example, why tell your 6 year old that little 8 week old Fluffy the kitten will be DEAD by the time they graduate from High School – that is just MEAN. They’ll figure it out and mature into it on their own.

      Of course figuring things out themselves should not apply to anything that could get them into trouble/danger/stupidity (drinking,drugs, sex, driving, education, reputation, friends, etc).

      Best wishes Shasta. Wishing you and your pack a very merry Christmas (and some extra bones to chew on).

      xoxox Juliette

  5. We just recently had a Santa conversation here. Every Christmas my son gets a letter from Santa with shaky old man handwriting and North Pole stamp. But I’d promised myself that if my son ever got to the point where he really pressured me about Santa that I’d tell him the truth. So that time finally came a couple days before Christmas.

    He said he was glad to know the truth. But he still got a present in the magic Santa bag and he still got his letter from Santa. He always will.

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