And when your children shall say, ‘What does this rite mean to you?’ you shall say…. (Exodus 12:26)
Parents, you’d better be prepared. That day will come.
More than likely, the way children will ask this question will not be with upraised hand and respectful tone. They will sound more like: “Why do we have to do this? It’s so boring! I don’t get anything out of it!” The word griping comes to mind.
Anyone heard that from your little ones?
But count on it. They will ask that question, however they phrase it. You’d better be ready with an answer, parents.
Six-year-old Matthew believed his mother totally, and that’s what caused the problem. He had heard and loved all her stories of Santa and elves and the North Pole . Now, he’s a bright child and he listens to the other kids. That’s how he heard that not only Santa and the elves, but also the Easter bunny and Rudolph and the entire galaxy of holiday characters were all figments of someone’s imagination. Fictions. Fantasies.
Remember, he’s six years old. He was devastated.