But the days leading up to this big day have been full of questions, as Tori reveals in her blog this week. Her two oldest children, Liam and Stella, are big enough to start pondering the existence of Santa and trying to find out what gives with the guy in the red suit.
“[E]ach time a question comes my way, I’m faced with how creative I wanna get with my answers to all the questions I get this time of year,” she writes. “I hear everything from ‘If there’s a real Santa at the North Pole, how come there are fake Santas at the mall and at parties?’ to ‘How will Santa fit down our chimney? If he gets stuck, will we hear him cry for help?’ and everything in between.”
Her biggest dilemma? How to explain to Stella that Santa can only deliver the real-life toys she sees in stores, not the imaginary playthings her active mind thinks up. (Though we think a remote-control flying Barbie would be way cool.)
Tori also shares a couple of priceless souvenirs – her own Santa letters! From the handwriting and the items mentioned, they seem to date back to when she was about 8 or 9.
What did she ask for? Actually, when you consider that she was the daughter of a major TV producer, her wants were fairly modest: a Cabbage Patch doll, a Garfield board game, a Chia Pet, a jump rope, the Flashdance album.
But St. Nick didn’t always deliver all the goods. “I never did get that real live white Persian kitten,” she recalls. “Gonna have to check in with Santa about that one.”
Celebrating her first Christmas as a family of five, Tori is grateful that Santa will stay alive for her children for a while longer. “In a few years, I’ll probably have to start dealing with the dreaded questions from my kids asking if Santa is real or fake,” she says, “but luckily, I’m not there yet.”
How about you? Did your kids bombard you with Santa questions this year?
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