Wednesday, December 5, 2012

How to Make Your Kids NOT Believe in Santa!

Do you need some tricks to make sure your kids don't believe in Santa after this year?!  Sure you do! :) Ok, maybe you don't, but they might help you anyway.

All presents wrapped in the same wrapping paper!
Use the same wrapping paper.  I believe in using what I have. At Christmas, this might not always work out though, since using the same wrapping paper on presents from Santa and from mom & dad will lead to some smart questions! "Santa buys his wrapping paper at Shoppers Drug Mart and Costco too, Mommy?" Um...yes. Yes he does.

Your gift hiding spot is too easily found.  Uh oh. Your kids know where you hide the gifts! How do you explain that what they saw is from Santa and not from you when they saw the gifts in your closet on December 5?!

Same handwriting from Santa and Mom & Dad. Oops!
Use the same font/handwriting on gift tags.  Even if kids can't officially read yet, they can tell the difference between what looks similar and different.  All caps, same type of pen? Yep, that would be *my* mistake!  Try bringing some gift tags with you to your next coffee with a girlfriend and have them write out the ones from Santa.

Santa's favorite drink and snack.  Convince your kids that Santa's favorite drink/snack to leave out for him just happens to be the same as yours! Santa likes egg nog and potato chips and not milk and cookies? Yep! You have no idea how many school yard arguments over Santa's favorite snack have occurred due to this one!

Eating Santa's snack before putting out the presents.  You just ate those chips and eggnog, but havn't put the presents out yet. And, now you hear little feet coming downstairs.  Oops! Do you have crumbs on you?  Now Santa came and ate, but didn't leave any presents? Oh dear. You can see where this will lead!

Hope you enjoyed my tips!  To be honest, I've done all of these, but we have purposely not made a big deal of keeping who Santa is a secret.  If you do want to keep his identity a secret, maybe you can benefit from my mistakes!

Do you have any gaffes to add to the list?

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