Tuesday, September 13, 2011

True Confessions

At our house, my little girls know that Santa Claus isn't real. They've always known this...in fact, when Amaleah was 3, we went to a grocery store, and there was Santa, waving and being all friendly, and she said, "Mommy, why is Noah here?" (you know, Noah and the ark?) They also know that I'm the tooth fairy, as much as I've tried to keep it a secret. I never really tell them, but they can see the smirk on my face and they know it's me. So we have all these issues straight. Or so I thought.

Until my sweet friend went and had a princess party for her little girl, complete with a real, live Cinderella and everything, who, may I add, stayed in character for almost 3 hours...seriously. Well, as the night went on, it dawned on me more and more that Julia really thought this Cinderella was real. My suspicions were confirmed when Amaleah came up to me and said, "Mom, Julia thinks she's really Cinderella!" She had told Amaleah, "At first I didn't think she was real, but now I know she's real!" And then, when Cinderella slipped off up the stairs after her final good-bye, worried Julia said, "Mom, how's she going home? Is she gonna crawl out the window?" And of course, this Cinderella must come to her birthday.

So now I don't know what to do about this sweet little cherub girl (she really looked that way tonight). I've never had this dilemma. I told Amaleah not to say anything, because I was quite enjoying this childish wonder. And now I understand in a small way why people keep that Santa secret going and going.

all I had was my phone camera, so the quality
is terrible...but I just had to capture this memory.


Denise said...

How precious. Love the "crawling out the window" part.

mrsdestroyer said...

My girl had to wear her balloon ring shopping. Of course, a cashier complimented it and she proceeded to tell them that Cinderella, the real
Cinderella, gave it to her. I think we have sorta talked about it being a lady pretending, but I'm not sure they got it! :)

darcie said...

and your father-in-law told Amaleah, "don't ruin the magic!" the magic? can you believe he said that?

naomi said...

it's all fun and games until she realizes that if cinderella is real - - then so are the evil step sisters . . . :)