This is exactly how my parents explained Santa - and it made perfect sense as a kid. There was no let down or crying, just excitement that now that I knew, I got to help participate in the magic of Christmas for my little brothers and other families! I plan on doing the exact same for my boys when they get older.
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Bookmark valentines. Thinking for the oldest. They are reading longer books on class and who really needs more candy?
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Homework table! Great idea for the playroom!!!!! my boys and girls will def have this!
What a wonderful idea that you can continue to use as your child progresses to school. As a smart person commented, as your child reaches high school, they could be holding a chalk board with the grade written on it. I always had the kids signify their grade by holding up their fingers. But the pained look on their faces by high school discouraged me not to insist on that little detail.