Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Alex vs. Santa

Is Santa real?

What do you think?

I think I don't know.....Maybe not..... How could a fat guy with that big 'ole bag fit in a chimney anyway?.....Hey we don't have a chimney......lots of people don't have chimneys.......How could one man go to so many houses?....I think maybe he's not real!.... Is he real?

Do you want the full truth?


There once was a man name St. Nick.......{fill in detailed story here}
..... So we carry on the tradition of gift giving..
.~eyes now looking a bit let down~ 
..But you remember the real reason for Christmas, right?

Oh, yeah! Jesus was born to save us!!! ~eyes now back to twinkling~

That's right! He is the real Gift! One straight from God himself!

He loves us a lot don't he!?

Yes He does!

So..... Santa's not real?

No, Baby. But we can pretend and we won't tell your friends because everyone has the right to believe what they want about Santa. It's up to their parents.  But you can tell them about Jesus! He should never be kept secret!


That was the discussion I had last year when she was four years old....I have to be honest; I couldn't help but feel like I was taking away something she could never get back. But this year, since she is in on the secret, she is excited to have her picture made with 'Santa' at school and is enjoying it anyway!

Can we change up a song to sing happy birthday to Jesus this Christmas?

Sure! You mean something like changing the words of Jingle Bells or something? Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle all the way, Jesus came to save our lives- so shout a big hooray....


That is rude to yell at me because I didn't understand, I was just asking...

Sorry Mamma. I meant THE BIRRRRTHDAY SONG.

Oh. How should it go?

You know Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you

Yeah, but what do you want to change?

The middle parts.

Ok what do you have in mind?

I need some help.


So we made up this version:

It goes like this:

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Jesus
Happy Birthday to you

You came here as a baby
born on Christmas night
You came here to save us
and teach us not to fight:)

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Jesus
Happy Birthday to you

The song will surely be a big hit someday, if nowhere but home!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

That's so awesome! I love it. And she's GORGEOUS! Wow at her hair!

My parents always let us start wrapping our younger sibling's presents after we realized there was no santa. That added some excitement and "big kid" feeling to it.