I’ll say upfront, that I would really like all parents (regardless of how young or old your kids are) who are reading this to comment on this post because it’s something I think we all deal with or have dealt with, and I would love to hear others’ ideas here.
Two questions have been in discussion quite a bit at our house this Christmas season:
- How do you balance the fun of Santa with the reality of Christ as the reason for Christmas? Does Santa have to stay out of the picture to truly keep the focus on Christ? (Luckily Nate is still young enough that he won’t remember next year if we didn’t do Santa stuff this year.)
- How does your family keep control on buying presents for the kids? Or do you? (Our kids are getting one outfit and one toy from us this year b/c that along with everything they will get from everyone else will be more than enough.)
I’m just truly curious other mom’s and dad’s thoughts on these things. Please, please, please share your thoughts!