If you have a little "believer" looking over your shoulder- close this thread! We began a new holiday tradition this year. Last year my (then 9yo) DD figured out the truth about the jolly ol' fat man after the big day. She asked me, and I simply replied "Well...what do you think, and why?" She rationalized it all out and drew her own conclusions. We had a little talk about how wonderful it can be to give to someone, expecting no recognition. So this year, she got to "put on the hat." We went shopping together for stocking stuffers, and she got to choose whatever she wanted for her siblings. Occasionally I reminded her to pick things for herself too, (so the other's wouldn't notice) if everyone was getting something similar (example- they all got new tooth brushes, crayons, etc...) I woke her up at midnight, and silently we crept to the tree. It took an hour to finish, but we did it, and she scampered off to bed. Then I went to work. The little elf had chosen so well for the others, but of course forgot herself (except when I reminded her). So her stocking was woefully empty. *giggle* It isn't anymore! I can't wait to see the look on her face, as she goes to her stocking, planning on pretending suprise for the benefit of her siblings, only to discover some suprises of her own!