“Anticipation can be as much fun as the tradition itself.”
Christmas is so close. Nouarie is mostly excited to see her cousins at Grammy and Papa’s.
Tonight she told me Santa can mail her a present. She doesn’t want him coming to the house.
Her fear of Santa has made me rethink some of my own childhood Christmas traditions I had happily anticipated sharing with my kids.
Santa was so exciting I couldn’t sleep on Christmas Eve. I loved him and dreaming of the elves working in the North Pole. Nouarie wants none of this.
In fact, she began shaking and her heart raced when she just saw Santa from afar a few weeks ago.
It’s okay. Santa just may not be a big thing in our house. Her childhood is not mine. Instead we’re focusing the gifts she’s picked out for others.
I want her to look forward to Christmas instead of worrying.
On a more positive note, what holiday tradition do you anticipate every year?
Quote: No Regrets Parenting: Turning Long Days and Short Years Into Cherished Moments with Your Kids by Harley A. Rotbart M.D.
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