Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Don't Tell Me That Daddy!!!

The lesson for the week is on how children at young ages always tell you exactly what is on there minds.
During this years holiday season, Laye was really excited about the upcoming Christmas. I think a lot of it had to do with her daycare telling them about Santa Clause, all the Christmas movies we were watching together, and the fact that we kept going shopping every chance we got. So every time she would talk it was about Santa Clause, and she wanted to open up her presents.
Well Daddy-J decided that he thought that age two she shouldn't believe in Santa Clause, because he didn't want her to grow up to get mad at us one day for the fact we were telling her about a fictional character. I understood his point of view, but I also knew how much Laye was excited about her Santa Clause and I didn't want to ruin it for her. ( this would be a parents' nightmare).
One day we were all at the house ( laye, daddy-j, and me) and her daddy told Laye, " you know Santa Clause is fake, right?" Laye turned around to him with this mean serious face, and told her daddy " don't you tell me that daddy; my santa clause is real." I started laughing. I told Daddy-J that she told him off, and he should just give up on crushing her dreams for this year. Needless to say she continued to believe in her Santa Clause and couldn't wait for Christmas day to arrive.
So my advice to all future parents, don't try to tell your kids that Santa Clause is fake cause they are going to believe in what they want to in the long run no matter what you tell them.

1 comment:

  1. This is priceless! It speaks volumes to the sheer determination humans have towards believing in something, that being faith or belief in an idea. I hope laye continues to believe in Santa Clause for as long as she wants too! :D