What if you do not have a fire place? What is it’s a gas fire place? Simple! Santa is magic. A joy for all big and small.
My Auntie is a Sinsinawa Dominican nun and lives in the mother house in Wisconsin. In case you are unaware the legacy of Catholic Nun’s are slowly becoming a thing of the past. So last year Santa delivered a stocking filled, over flowing, with goodies from the elf named Target.
Chap Stick, lotion, fancy nail polish, along with candies filled to sock to the top. The magic this brought to this one person and those around her that have done good their entire life’s is why Santa is magic. He does not need a fire place, a warm red suit, or even those cool reindeer attached to his sled. His job is to bring joy to the world with an old sock filled with little goodies. It’s really too bad our world has turned him into something so commercialized.
Talk topic for kids: Who do you think Santa is? What is his real job? Do you think he is magic?
Talk topic for Adults: If you could be Santa what would you do to change how he does his job? Who could you give a sock filled with magic to that needs it the most? What makes him magic?
Talk Topicfor Teens: If you could be Santa what would you change about him? Would you deliver your friends or the poor stockings filled with magic? What is magic?
If you are not a eating at the dinner table type of a family than use car time to talk. Talk talk and talk some more! Talking actually creating conversation at the dinner table is becoming a thing of the past. Talking with you children each time you sit down for dinner teaches them that talking to Mom or Dad is easy and fun. This dinner talk with children will grow and you will teach them how to communicate or confide in adults so when they have a question or problem they naturally can talk about it. For adults it makes life more interesting, it builds a relationship and it’s fun. Sitting down, as a family, to have dinner together is a thing of the past.
In fact, according to a survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, the number of U.S. families who do eat dinner together is actually on the rise. Families who eat together have better overall nutrition. The kids get better grades in school and are less likely to take drugs, smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol than those from families who rarely eat dinner together. But perhaps the biggest benefit of eating family dinners is that parents are fully engaged with their kids. Not sure how to get your kids to open up? Use Eat Create Design’s daily dinner topic to get things started.