We've never really pushed the Santa Claus issue with our girls...we've tried to focus more on what Christmas is really all about, Jesus Christ. They're getting bigger now, and they're hearing lots about Santa, and while we consistently remind them about the true meaning of the season, we've let them have their fun too. This year they got Nick, our Elf on a Shelf, and boy was he a hit! Makenzie and Presley LOVED waking up each morning and running to find him (he was in a different place each day). They would talk to him, and tell him goodnight. Best of all, he helped with behavior! If one of the girls started acting up, all I had to do was say, "Nick, do you see this?", and they would straighten right up!
On Christmas Eve, both girls said goodbye to Nick since he would be leaving for the North Pole until next Christmas. It was sad! I can't believe how attached they got to this elf in a month's time. On Christmas morning, when all the excitement had died down, poor Presley said, "Ohhh, my Nick is gone!" It almost broke my heart! They have continued to ask when Nick would be back each day since!
Whoever invented this little elf is making a killing! BUT he comes highly recommended by this family! See you next year Nick! :)