Monday, November 19, 2007


Tonight Aiden asked (for the hundredth time) a 'So, if Santa's real, then why does....'

And.........tonight, I broke my silence.

I simply proposed one thought; "Aiden, don't you think it's weird that you ask me so many questions about whether Santa is real or not?"

And to that, he replied, 'hmmm, yeah'. And from that point the monumental milestone...childhood stealing...'you can never take this back'....conversation began.

Aiden was very cool about it.

I told him that Santa IS real...or at least he was; and because he was such an amazing guy, when he died, ALL PARENTS in the world were aloud to have a little piece of him; and each Christmas WE get to be HIM! We get to sneak down stairs and put presents under the tree, and eat all the delicious cookies and milk that are left for him. He was surprisingly o.k. with this explanation. No tears, no trauma....I think.

PLUS, when I told him that not all of his friends were privy to this information so we probably should not tell them, he said that he agreed and 'wouldn't ruin it for them.'...yes, I chose to ignore the implacatation that I "ruined it for him."

By the way, I did confirm that Jesus was still very real by adding, 'Hey, Jesus, though, he's a different story; he's totally legit. Do you still believe in him?" to which he replied an energetic "yes."....disturbingly though, when I asked if Santa was still alive earlier in the conversation he had said "No....he died, but then he rose again to deliver gifts."....wrong story. We straightened that out though, don't worry.


Julie said...

Haha, rose again to deliver the gifts...that's priceless....or idolatry.

I prefer priceless.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us have a glimps into your home and mothering. I think you handled it perfectly in my opinion mama. ;)

Julie said...

A glimpse? ha! Destiny practically pushes her mothering skills onto me. She makes me beat my kid.

Anonymous said...

Yes a glimpse, wellllll for me it was...I don't get info. shoved down my throat, she knows better. HA HA HA...yea, right, she gave me a lecture the other day about how we needed to beat our child too. ;) lol...but I said no thanks we like out time outs instead. But hey if I ever need to know what type of weapon is best to get a kiddo with I'm going to her for advice on that. ;) lol. Kidding 'D', I know you're a great mom!

Destiny said...

Y'all don't have to beat your kids....I'll do it for you!

Destiny said...

He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him (Proverbs 13:24).

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him (Proverbs 22:15).

Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die (Proverbs 23:13).

The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother (Proverbs 29:15).

Anonymous said...

I had to come check again, I knew ya wouldn't be able to not write us back. lol... ;)

Julie said...

Destiny, you're psycho.