Christmas is all year round

28 Feb

And I don’t mean it in a jolly, oh so lovely, kinda way. I literally mean that my children are not willing to let Christmas go.

Maybe it’s the post traumatic stress I caused them when I took THE tree(s) and all Christmas decorations down the German way. On January 2.

Maybe it’s the 156 little Christmas booklets that are still lying around (for the record, I do try to hide them but they surface up some hours later in a magical way).

Maybe it’s the very short conversation Yianni and I had the other day.

Y: Mom

Me: yes honey

Y: somebody told me in class that Santa doesn’t really exist

Me: who said that? My question, apart from buying time, had an ulterior motive: I wanted to know WHO THE F…K CRASHED MY SON’S SANTA ILLUSION

Y: A boy, in the class smart kid

ME: Well…..why don’t you ask Sabine (his teacher)

Oh yes. I CHICKENED OUT. BIG TIME. Can you blame me?

How did you treat the Santa issue with your kids??

Until next time





23 Responses to “Christmas is all year round”

  1. sakuraandme February 28, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    It always happens! There’s always 1 kid that drop the bomb shell. I just told my kids that Santa’s obviously not going to buy him any toys now, is he? That was the end of that. My boys wanted those presents!! LMAO Hugs Paula xxx

  2. Gina February 28, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    There is always one boy like that in the class. He is the same one that tells the Principal “who did it”!!:)

  3. ramblingsfromamum February 28, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Poor little thing. 😦 I remember when youngest daughter found out aged about 10 I think that Santa wasn’t real, we in conversation without meaning to also added about the tooth fairy, she looked at me eyes open wide “Mum, don’t tell me he isn’t real either”?? Oopsey mybad. xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu February 28, 2013 at 10:13 am #

      ohhhh….I feel for them, I really do. When we were a bit older, we still pretended that the knock on the door was from Santa, although we were very much aware that it was just the neighbor doing my mom a favor. Yiannis is still 5…I didn’t want to rob him off this fairy tale, not just yet!

  4. February 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Not an issue here – easy one for the Jews. LOL.
    YOu really did chicken out though.

  5. Valerie February 28, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    When our daughter started wondering if Santa was real and HOW the reindeer could fly, etc, I would just ask her “Well, what do you think?” and she would quickly say she thought he was real and gave her explanations. 🙂 When she started really figuring it out, it was time to tell her. No one “blew it” for her.

    • wonderlandbytatu March 1, 2013 at 10:19 am #

      That sounds about right!thanks for taking the time to read and comment! xxx

      • Valerie March 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

        Sure 🙂

  6. Valerie February 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Oh and I love Grumpy Cat! lol

  7. nothingbythebook February 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    We told them “Santa is a metaphor for giving.” It kind of covered a lot of bases and left enough ambiguity for some magic…

  8. Maria Naxaki February 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    I’m with Yianni – came back from holidays on January 6, put up xmas lights (which are still there by the way) and made melomakarona. Nice escape referring him to the teacher though!

  9. Αγγελική March 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    We watched The Polar Express and The Rise of the Guardians and it became crystal clear that Santa (like all other magical persons) doesn’t exist to the non-believers !!! Hence, our whole family are devout believers of Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, the Man in the Moon (we can even see him up in the moon on clear nights), Jack Frost, unicorns, leprechauns, fairies and many more nice and cheeky magical creatures there are out there.

    In the same way, we do not believe in Fear, Nightmares, Dragons and Monsters, as what we don’t believe in, it doesn’t exist !!!

    Works a treat ! 😉

    • wonderlandbytatu March 4, 2013 at 8:01 am #

      that must work like a charm! Congrats to you girl for keeping the spirit alive!!

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