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I don’t feel guilty about telling my sons that there is not Santa Clause

My kids were very excited with the possibility of Santa Clause bringing them lots of presents. That was Christmas is about, after all. Presents from Santa.

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I was long ago wanting to tell them the truth: there is no such thing as a big red coated guy with a factory living in North Pole making toys all year around for good children.

That is like a deity. He can see you all year, he can know if you are good or bad and he will reward you or punish you if you are not good enough.

On top of it all, we are putting his image on walls, like if he is some kind of God. We are a minute away from actually praying to the man. Around december, we could, couldn’t we?

So I went and told my two sons that there is no Santa Clause. The ones that bring the toys are mom and dad. The toys are actually expensive, and we did put a lot of effort in order to buy them.

My youngest son wouldn’t believe me at first. Because he couldn’t believe that we were actually lying! We always tell them the truth in everything, well, almost everything, except for those fairy tales every kid is told: the mouse that comes and takes the teeth leaving money instead; Santa Clause, and the Three Wise Man. “You were LYING to me all this years??!!” Well, that is yet another good reason for stop the lies. I don’t want to keep lying to either one of you kids.

They are actually thankful for me telling them the truth. They feel superior because they know something that the other kids does not know about just yet.

I must say that my oldest is eleven and my youngest is nine. So is not like I’m telling this to a five year old. My oldest the other day made a comment about two people having sex, of course not knowing or understanding what was he talking about. But at that moment, listening to him, one of the thoughts in my mind was: here he is, my son, talking about sex, and still believing in Santa Clause! That is ridiculous.

ImageThey wanted an Xbox and an ipod. Of course they are not getting both, only one -the first one, and they will share the console and the games. And I’m not even guilty about it. Why should I be?

We had a very nice Christmas Eve in home

Me an my little family, along with my sister, her daughter and my nephew Gabriel, we had a very nice, enchanted, Christmas Eve at home.
The dinner was delicious, the turkey was made very well, soft and moist. My sister brought ham, and we also had Christmas salad, very well made with Philadelphia cheese, and delicious shrimp “Vizcaína” wich are made with a lot of tomatoes, olives, and potatoes. Is an spanish recipe that my husband just love.
The children had a lot of fun, they played with the “rally” I made for them. Next year will be longer, because they liked it a lot. After that, they opened their presents, and after that my husband lighted some fireworks.
I washed a lot of dishes and drank six beers, but again, because I dranked very slowly, they did’nt got up to my brain. Nevertheless, I don’t want to drink anymore soon, I like to expend the next six months or so very sober. Life is hard when you are an alcoholic, believe me.

Now, for today…
We are going to expend a tranquil day here at home. The kids are going to be extatic whith the present Santa Brought to them. And they won’t want to go anywhere. Also, we have plenty of leftovers and can make like a nice turkey sandwich for everybody.
I would like to re-start my tennis blog in Blogger platform. I have a lot of faith in my blogs, not this one so much -although I am very surprised to see that 222 people has come to visit and read my mental akwardness- but for the tennis blog because I really really enjoy writing about tennis and I think is kind of lacking some writing less technical and more fun about it. If I commit myself to write once a day, maybe I can go places doing it.
Also, it’s like the only way I can think of making some extra cash, very urgently needed If I want to travel and If I want my kids to go to a nice college.
In the afternoon, I intend to go to Church.

The Christmas Post

Today it’s Christmas Eve and tomorrow is Christmas day. So, Merry Christmas to me and all my family because nobody else reads this blog anyway!