I love learning about him, and thinking about him. And when my littles ask me, “Mom, do you believe in Santa?” I can say, with truth, “Yes, I do, Saint Nick!” Now, if you want to get all snippy and say it’s misleading, go ahead. But I’m not gonna listen too closely, because I think it’s a fun tradition and teaches our kids to be selfless – at least a tad bit more maybe – and frankly, because Saint Nicholas IS real. And yes, I do then launch into a conversation, a quick one, about the real St. Nicholas.
There are fun traditions with this feast, most common is leaving a shoe by your bedroom door and filling it with candy. Not that I’ve done, ever, that tradition…because I am not organized enough to remember it in time to do it. But I love the idea of it, and maybe someday, I might just get it together enough to make it happen. Hey, it could happen….really!