Sunday, March 27, 2011


My B, my beautiful 7-year old daughter, wrote a letter to Santa last week. Yes, it is March. She made sure to immediately clarify to me that it is NOT a request for gifts.

           Dear Santa,
I am B. I am 7 year old and I have a prablum! This is not my Christmas list, My problum is My teacher beleaves in magic but I know kids that do not, I am very comefused!? P.S. I am trying to find the magic (I sill beleave) but I can't find it!? Will you write me back? Love B!
Oh, my heart. Does Santa write her back? Does Santa tell her about magic?

How do I help her to see that SHE IS MAGIC. I hope that someday she'll understand that. The distress all began because she's got friends who do not believe in fairies or Santa or elves. It's obviously caused her a lot of confusion. I remain vague and tell her that someday it will all make perfect sense and that I will explain it all to her in great detail.

And man I hope by then I have the perfect answer for her! Until then, she may need to just receive a form letter from the business office at the North Pole. It seems the sensible option. A child like B needs to be rewarded for her hard work in pursuit of magic and for bringing so much of her own into my life.




Jenifer said...

Well, in our house even the tooth fairy writes back so I would definitely have Santa drop B a line!

It started when Rosebud lost her first tooth and she wrote a wonderful letter to the tooth fairy asking for permission to keep her tooth since Daddy was not home that night and she wanted to show him her tooth.

Of course the tooth fairy wrote back to her and that led to more letters (and questions!) did you know that the tooth fairy's birthday is April First?

Anyway, Rosebud is now 10 and even though I am pretty certain she doesn't quite believe it all she is still believing enough to keep the magic alive for her sisters.

That is the wonderful part, B will be a part of the magic for her brother as she gets older.

Nan | WrathOfMom said...

Aah. She is so sweet.

Jen said...

Let us know what you do and how it goes over. I know we are reaching that point, too.

Aliki2006 said...

Oh, what a sweet, sweet letter! At our house such letters always get a my mind, the number of years a child has to be a child, and to believe in magic and fairies, etc. are SO few relative to the rest of their life, so I like to do what I can to keep the magic alive.

MidwestTwinGirl said...

Oh Cousin!

In a movie or book I read/saw a long time ago, someone explained that we have magic strong with us when we are younger, but the older we get the more it begins to fade.
Then have Santa write a letter to her that explains that the other kids must be in a hurry to grow up because they have already given up the magic.

To help illustrate the point, have him send her a bell and read her the polar express.