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Story Time: How Santa Got His Job

Story Time: How Santa Got His Job - Crafts and activities for the picture book by Stephen Krensky

O. M. G.  If you have not read this awesome book with your littles yet, get on it.

Here’s the truth.  The reason I love the Christmas season so much is the same reason I love Halloween.  And Tolkien.  And it has nothing to do with my kids–they are just an excuse to let loose.  I will use my grandkids when this excuse runs out.  Because Santa says it best in Rise of the Guardians–my center is wonder.

I believe.

Sure, I’m a mama, I know how the presents really get here on Christmas Day, and I know what it takes to get them here.  But.

But.

I still believe in Santa Claus.  I still believe in all things fey.  I wish I could explain it to you in a grown-up manner you would understand, but I cannot.  I believe that magic can happen–that it does, in fact, happen all the time, and if you are very careful, you can catch it in action.  I believe in these things Way More than my kids do, and I’m okay with that.  They’re old enough now to think it’s adorable, and I can live with that, too.

Magic is how Love Wins, because what is more magical than love?

So when you give me a book that relates Santa’s history and how each of his early jobs prepared him for the Big One?  I’m in.  I’m all in.  And I’m not the least bit embarrassed to admit it.
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