We're on borrowed time with this one and I'm trying to soak it up this year. She's 8 and in 3rd grade so the fact that no one let the proverbial cat out of the bag this year is a relief to me. I was so afraid she would come home in tears during December because some punk told her Santa wasn't real.
He's real to her and she believes in all the magic. It's awesome! I think there's a bit of innocence lost once they find out and I want to hang onto that for her and with her.
She gets so excited for all the festivities, the cookies, the wrapping, the lights, all of it. She tells us often that she wants to stay our little girl and I love that. We remind her that even when she is big and has her own kids that she is our little girl. But secretly? I'd keep her wrapped in a bubble at this age if I could. She's at a great age where things are still magical and wonderful, but still a big enough kid to just hang out with and have a great time!
Cherishing this Christmas since she still believes. I would really love to squeak one more out, but I know it may not be possible.
Wishing everyone a great holiday filled with friends, family and peace!