Christmas is coming. So is Santa.
But first…I have a GOAL. No not a dream. A Goal!!! You do know the difference, right? Goals without dates are just dreams on a cloud. Yep, you have to not only have a dream but you have to give your dreams goals… time-lines or chances are, they stay dreams and usually drift away into some foreign land. The same place where the matches to all the socks are lost forever, or even the spoons. Who knows?
Before I reveal my goal, here are a few things to look forward to this week:
- Wednesday: Kimberli Renee Campbell shares her relationship with God.
- Friday: Chocolate Covered Choas … the crazy side of the Wampler household.
- Saturday: Kimberli Renee Campbell..What’s happening next!
- Sunday: Modern Day Mary . Short stories from the bible in a modern day need. Ex. You Don’t Have To Go Home.
Now….Here’s my GOAL!!!! I want to reach 10,000 views on Kat Logic by January 1st, 2009. I’ll need your help to do it. Be sure to stop in everyday. Leave a comment. Add a link from your BLOG. (I’ll return the favor). I’ll be keeping a tally of how many comments each person makes and how many links come from their blogs/website. The person that has left the most comments and sent the most visitors (collectively), will receive an autographed copy of my latest release, A Hope and a Future. Get those Blog URL’s in to be posted.
Now, onto today’s post!! (May not be suitable for children)
Santa looked a lot like Daddy!
It’s that time of year. Temperatures are dropping, prices of the new holiday barbie are rising. Here a dollar, there a dollar, everywhere a dollar. It’s that time when the kids are making their lists and checking it twice while I’m in the bedroom checking my bank account and begging to pick up more hours at work.
My kids are 10,11,12 and I am very happy to say they ALL still believe in Santa. Why am I happy? Well as a single parent, the majority of my time with the kids is spent staring at a half empty cupboard, praying to get one more day out of the milk, and of course (Marv, just for you), spending that one dollar at the Red Box for family night while picking up the 2 liter of coke on the way home. We love it, I love it, but the majority of time I spend searching the cushions (and my daughter’s room) for spare change.
Christmas is that one magical time of year that there are no worries (at least not for them). Thankfully, they don’t ask for much and most of what they do ask for is for each other. (All together now….aaaaaawwwww). Yes, they’re great. But they have no worries because they believe in Santa. My neighbor’s kid does not and it really upset me yesterday when this child starts telling my daughter there’s no Santa. “It’s your mom,” she says. My daughter immediately spoke up with much confidence, “see, now I know you’re wrong. If my mom was Santa, we’d never get Christmas.”
There’s always such controversy over whether to allow your children to believe in Santa or not. Now of course, I am very adamant about reading the Christmas story and instilling what the reason for the season is. My kids get involved in charities, they give to the less fortunate. They get it. But they still believe in Santa. I hope they always do.
What do you tell your children? How does Christmas morning play out in your home? Santa or no Santa? I had a friend a while back. He had 8 children and I asked him if he told the kids there’s a Santa. He said, “heck no. I’m the only fat man in my house getting credit for those gifts beneath the tree.” I laughed, but that makes sense as well. What’s your opinion?