Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The Power of Santa!
When we're young, Santa is like a God in our eyes. He is all knowing, all seeing, and yet, through our faults, he still finds a way to forgive our sins (or picking on our siblings) to bring us joy on Christmas day. Sadly, as we grow, we learn Santa is merely the "spirit" of Christmas and that all along, our parents were the ones giving us the gifts and forgiving us for all the wrong we've done. Something they do everyday of their lives.
In the meantime, when the kids are young, and Santa still holds so much power, he can be used as a very handy tool. How many times have you told your kids to behave, because Santa is watching you?! I know my kids now know "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by heart because I sing it to them as a gentle reminder to "Be good for goodness sake!" As I'm typing this now, my girls are diligently, er, ok, coming in and out of their room asking for different jobs that get their room clean. Reason being, "Santa won't bring you new toys if he sees you don't take care of the ones you have." Yes, I do feel a little guilty using Santa as an excuse to get them to clean their room, but it's a lot better than continuously yelling at them to get their room picked up, only for no results. I know that regardless, "Santa" will get up in the middle of the night and him and his "elf" are going to load up the tree with all kinds of goodies and gifts, regardless how clean the room gets. All and all, they have been very good kids this year. They listen for the most part, are polite, try their best to clean their plates, and when they can help it, don't pick on each other too much.
Now I just wish the boy was old enough to understand that Santa is watching him so he needs to be nice!
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that "Santa" spoils you and your little ones!