The nice folks over at Santa Speaking sent me a code for a free call with Santa. The cutest part, besides seeing my boys face light up, was getting a CD recording of the call. Although most of what Darius said was "Good," "Yup," and "Ummmm."
We are big Santa believers in this house. While I don't go overboard with the talks of Santa, I do use Santa in my parenting toolkit.
Like when Darius asked for yet another Star Wars Legos set for Christmas. The kid already has five sets. One morning I told him that, while he was sleeping, Santa called and told me that he has enough legos so to ask for something different this year. The kid didn't even question it.
Or when this past weekend, I wanted to purge his playroom of broken and unused toys. Darius put up a big fit until I said that he could tell Santa how he gave some of his toys to kids who don't have any. Luckily he didn't question why Santa delivers toys to some houses and not others.
Last year Darius had already figured out that the Santa's at the mall are fake. He said to me while we were shopping "I know that Santa isn't real." I held my breath, hoping that my then-four year old hadn't already lost a part of the Christmas magic that comes only while you still believe that Santa is real. I responded with a simple "Oh. You think Santa isn't real?" He looked me straight in the eye and said very matter-of-factly,
"That Santa is a fake. All the ones in the mall are. He'll tell the real Santa what I asked for."
I'm sure that with this special call from Santa, my growing boy will keep on believing for a little longer.
The nice folks over at Santa Speaking are also giving a call from Santa to one very lucky WTB reader too! A $60 value allows to you have a special call with Santa (can accommodate more than 1 child) with a special CD recording the whole conversation. Simply comment on this post before Monday, December 7th. You can gain an extra entry by twittering the contest (leave a separate comment with the link). Please read my additional contest rules before entering.
Congrats to Melissa for winning a phone call from Santa. Look for an email from whosthebossblog (at) gmail (dot) com.