Sunday, 19 December 2010

Dear Santa


Dear Santa,


This year will feel a bit different. Brace yourself, Santa! I'm sorry to say this, but it's the first year that The Children no longer believe in you. Last year The Boy didn't really believe but he kept quiet till after Christmas just in case (I think he was worried he wouldn't get any presents if he voiced his doubts!) The Girl was still convinced of your existence though, and because The Boy didn't speak up, we were able to enjoy all the magic for one last year.


The Boy first started asking questions on Boxing Day last year. The Girl came out with it quite suddenly a couple of months ago. Oh Santa, I'm so sorry! They neither of them believe any more.


But Santa, it's OK. You see, I still believe. I still feel the magic. I'm quite happy to help you out by filling The Children's stockings for you and placing our gifts under the tree, but I know it's only because you're so busy. And I'll be sure to leave a glass of ginger wine and a mince pie for you, and a bowl of water and a carrot for the reindeer, just as always.

I still believe, Santa.

Love from Mel xx

25 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

it is so sad when that little bit of belief disappears and yet we believe in god despite other people trying to persuade us otherwise. i think santa is real too and i am making lil stockingf for the parents to fill on christmas eve. we will put out beer, mincepies and carrots for him too,
Jo xxxx

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking this could be our last year of Santa too! Now M is at secondary school he told me there was only him and another girl in his class who still believed and their science teacher told them he could not exist because and went into all the theory of timing etc just to really put the point across. Not impressed. If a child wants the dream to last a little into secondary school it's not the teacher's job to destroy that dream. grr. sorry rant over :-) I think they both know really but don't want to spoil it for me either - bless them, also there is still enough of the 'will I get any presents if I say I don't believe'.
Enjoy doing the stockings Mel, I know I will :-)

CDHS xx

Liberty :) said...

Cute post Mel!! My little niece still believed 100% but my other niece said she had to be told before she went to secondary school. She was barely consolable for months and is still now convinced she won't be getting any presents, poor little soul!!!



My Year 5 teacher said to us all "haha! a boy in my son's year 7 class still believes in santa, isn't that ridiculous?!" I was like "uhh what?? he is realll!" luckily my mum managed to persuade me my Year 5 teacher was off her rocker and I still happily believed for another year or two.

Kirsty.a said...

I can't believe any teacher would do that!
I don't thik my son fully believes any more either, although he hasn't said anything.
I have my answer ready for when he does - Santa is real and he comes to all children who believe. Therefore, those too old to believe would get nothing and, becuase we love them, Mum and Dad have to help out to stop that happening.
It's the best I can do.
It is already an accepted truth in our house that Santa is too busy to deal with grown uo stockings as well, which is why Mum and Dad fill each other's.

Deb said...

Oh, it's a bittersweet thing when the kiddos figure it out, isn't it? I remember the year when Carrie was THREE years old and she asked how reindeer could fly. I told her it was magic and she looked me square in the eye and said, "But, Mommy, magic isn't REAL." I panicked thinking, "Oh my gosh, she's gonna' figure it out this early?!?!?" but she went on pretending to believe.

I love your "Dear Santa" page and seeing that little envelope on there really makes my heart swell. Much love to you this Christmas time, Mel. xo

Sian said...

Oh, we are all still firm believers in this house! Christmas is a time for belief in many different ways. Hope yours is a wonderful one this year!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a nice entry today - the kids believe in the Christmas spirit and gift-giving has become much easier without the Santa pressure for us.
Rinda

Ruth said...

I believe.

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely post,Mel...it is a bit sad when the belief goes...but we all still hang up stockings in our house!

Rhona said...

I still believe!
We're all so looking forward to having the childhood magic back at Christmas as we watch Alice grow (and any future grandchildren!). Hope your Christmas is still magical this year :) xx

Mary B said...

Oh Mel I am so pleased you still believe and that the magic still exists.

paperpocket said...

I'll always believe. I'm glad you do too. xo

Amy said...

Things are changing at your place ... lucky you keep the spirit alive ... it is very much alive over here :-)

Ladkyis said...

What? you mean some people don't believe that Santa exists? But, BUt, He must exist or else why would NORAD track him every year? I mean these are American Military, if they track him with their computers and sattelites and stuff how can anyone say he isn't real? They even let us join in and watch now
http://www.noradsanta.org/en/howtrack.html
You can't fool me, I've tracked him for years!

Karen said...

Great post; someone must always keep the magic alive. We're still doing the Santa thing over here with adults!

Linda said...

Cute journaling. I wish I had recorded when my kidlets stopped believing in Santa. You've immortalized this so perfectly.

debs14 said...

Wait a minute ... what do you mean, some people don't believe in FC?! Of course he exists, I'd be too scared to think otherwise!
There's always a way to make a little bit of magic at Christmas but there is that little moment when the little one's voice their doubts out loud that you feel a little bit sad.

Rachel B said...

This is so sweet Mel, its a shame that all kids eventually stop believing. I was quite young I think but kept quiet for my little sis as she is 5 years younger than me :)

Tracey said...

How lovely ... I still believe in the magic of Santa, and I think it's wonderful that you do too! :)

madelineas said...

Love this one

Cheri said...

I still firmly believe in the magic of Christmas! I hope that someday that belief comes back for my children - perhaps when they have children of their own. Last year a colleague of mine sent out an email with "scientific" proof that Santa does not exist. Here was my posted response:

http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-believe.html

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Wonderful writing! I think I have this year but no more for the boys. Havoc is already questioning & Mayhem goes along with his brother. I'm telling them Santa is real as long as you believe in him. Grandma still believes & so do I. We'll see if teh boys hang on another year

Becky said...

Lovely writing - it is so sad when they don't believe any more :( However mine are now 21 and 19 and still say the magic of Christmas is there and it is nice to believe in that magic instead and so they still have stockings which we have to place at the ends of their beds once they are asleep!

Karen said...

Lovely post - we still believe in Santa and we believe in fairies too - life just has to have a little magic!

Denise said...

What a lovely post, I so miss that magic on Christmas morning when they come down and 'he's been'! I still believe in fairies though and I still love the magic of Christmas.x