Hey, Carmen, Cub Scouting is just around the corner for that 5-year old! There
will be some 'magic' and 'fascination' with childhood years
on both your parts during those years, too. Anybody who's seen a pinewood
derby, when the "kid" in the father comes out, knows that! When
you try to put a little of the fairy tale into their lives, as you did with the
elf, just tell them you're "make-believing". Then read them a good
fairy tale; and they'll understand. It'll also make the transition
from a childhood view of Santa to an adult one more easily accomplished.
Thank you for this article. Out of the mouth of babes we can learn so much if
we are not too busy...Children are a gift. Carmen, thank you for sharing your
insights. You are a great mom!