Beloved Myths of Childhood

Children have very many thoughts and beliefs as a kid as their brain is maturing. But when you get to the teenage years you may start to think if you holiday beliefs are even real?


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Easter is a holiday where some kids belief that the Easter Bunny will come and drop them off treats. They will also have easter eggs hunts.

Santa is usually sitting in malls where you can go and take your picture with him and his wife. You sit on his lap and tell him what you want for the upcoming Christmas.

Many children believe in many things as a kid like the Easter bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Santa. The Easter bunny is essentially a bunny that comes and drops off gifts and candy on April 9th. Many kids will go to sleep with their baskets outside of their room and they wake up in the morning. You can also go and take picture with the Eater bunny at the mall just like Santa.

Wintertime is my favorite time of year. In December, at the end of the month on the 25,th you will wake up to an abundance of treats and gifts. Some kids believe that there are elves that make all their treats and goodies. I remember in my house on Christmas that I would wake up everyone in my house at 8am because I wasn’t allowed to wake up anyone before that time. I remember being so excited to see what Santa and his elves and made and brought to me. We would always leave oats mixed with red sprinkles so that the reindeer could eat and be taken care of when they landed, in addition we would leave cookies and milk out for Santa.

The Tooth fairy is also something that some kids believe in at a young age while they are losing all their teeth. When a child loses a tooth, they put it under their pillow hoping to receive money in the morning. When my parents were young, they would get 25 cents. Now a days kids get 20 dollars which I think shows how much money value has changed.

Kids have different beliefs about many things based on what their parents have brought them up on. I remember my parents would always tell me that I had to believe to receive anything for any holiday, other than my birthday of course. I used to believe in everything until I was about ten when a kid in my class ruined it for me and he said that he has known his whole life.

Each morning the Elf and the Shelf will move into different spaces in your house an if it has gone to the North Pole and reported to Santa on your behavior.

As a kid I loved Santa and the Easter bunny. The tooth fairy I never really understood because sometimes he would forget to drop of money under my pillow. I remember being extremely devastated and crying to my parents all morning, and then magically 10 dollars showed up under my toothpaste. Weird right.

Although I don’t believe in any of these things anymore, I still value the holidays very much. Christmas is one of my favorite things and my mom continues to move my Elf on the Shelf around as if she still has magic. My mom used to always tell me that she would report back to the north pole every night and then would come back and watch me all day. The tooth fairy I obviously don’t believe in and the Easter bunny I don’t believe in, but I still get a basket filled with candy and gifts each year. There are many other things that’s people believe in such as cupid on Valentines Day. Personally, I think beliefs are very fun and a great way to celebrate things, but kids eventually grow out of them.