Two of our four children have been born at the most wonderful time of the year…Christmas week! In order to prepare for the arrival of both David (2006) and Leah (2008) in the midst of the holiday season we knew one thing for sure: November was critical. Our Christmas preparation couldn’t wait. If it didn’t get done in November, it wasn’t going to get done. November was key. November was critical. The baby was coming!
Recently, my son was arguing with a friend. My wife and I found out this was a point he was making in the argument; Santa Claus is dead. When I found out, every conversation about Santa or Christmas that I’ve had with our kids started racing through my mind. Did I ever tell him that? Why did he feel the need to yell that out at someone? Steph and I pulled him aside, and talked to him about where he got that phrase. Unfortunately, we realized it was partly our fault in what we have been teaching him about Santa Claus.