We’ve got some Santa preparation tips for you …
It’s nearly the end of November and we think it’s best that Santa and his helpers take a moment to prep your mind for the start of the questions that are going to be coming your way SOON.
If you are asked to provide PROOF – these are my top three recommendations:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/santa-visited-me/id784700426?mt=8 – show him visiting in your home with this simple little video
One of our personalised, letter’s from Santa full of details only he could know – posted to your child
This wonderful site on Instagram – santaclaus._ photos you can share with your children!
These seem to be the most common questions that parents have to handle:
How does he deliver all the presents to everyone in ONE night?
Well luckily he is magic, because it is a big job. He prepares all year for this. Optional extra: look at one of these two great sites to track Santa (and to helpful you explain best!). https://santatracker.google.com OR http://www.noradsanta.org
How do the reindeer fly?
They are magical reindeer … of course (I have no idea how they fly!). Santa trains them all year to be in their best and fastest form for Christmas Eve.
How do you know which is the real Santa when you see so many in the shopping malls and shops?
Santa has a team of helpers who help him when he gets really busy, of course. Sometimes it will be the real Santa, and sometimes it will be one of his helpers
We don’t have a chimney so how will he get in to our house?
Don’t worry he has worked out how to get into most houses, it’s his job to deliver all the presents. He can use his magic! Optional extra: perhaps we could leave a key out of him?
For every other question you can usually try one of these approaches:
… reverse the question, and get them to give you their answer first
“what do YOU think darling?”
OR … “it’s magic darling”
“you have to believe to receive”
And if all else fails … CHANGE OF TOPIC / SNEEZE / PHONE RINGS / SEE SOMETHING OUT THE WINDOW!
There is some good advice here on Wikipedia on how to deal with the “is he real?” question – and it is worth reading before you get asked it, so you are prepared with how you want to respond. It’s a tricky one to navigate! Our advice would be to discuss this with your partner, and your wider family so you can explain with consistency, together.
We would love to hear any stories you have of your own Q&A sessions! Please do share. Read more here :https://www.mouthsofmums.com.au/getting-yourself-santa-ready/