So, I told my kids from square one that Santa Clause isn't real. I told them there was a man named St. Nicholas. ANYHOW, today they had school pictures where a guy came in dressed like Santa and had a real beard. There was also a lady dressed like Mrs. Clause and she told my 5 year old he had reindeer.
Now my daughter told me I lied because the guy had a real beard so he really IS Santa and Mrs. Clause said he has reindeer.... so he HAS to be real.
Lol, THEN she proceeded to tell me that I should really let my kids be bad because then I won't have to buy them Christmas presents because only good kids get presents from Santa. "He still loves you.... but you can't get a present for being bad!" *FacePalm*
So, what do I do now? Just go with it? I haven't said anything yet but, "Okay baby. Believe what you want to but mommy told you what she believes."
Oh, and for all of you who might say I am ruining their holidays or devastating them... that isn't true considering it doesn't devastate them as they have never had this character built up into some amazing person in their minds. And they still enjoy snowmen and playing games involving the character Santa... but they treat him (typically) more or less the same as they do someone like Spongebob.... more like a cartoon or something.
Still fun, just not real.
Answer by tiffanyv123 at 4:47 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
LOL! Girl, I was told there wasn't a Santa Claus when I was about 7, an Easter Bunny when I was about 7, Tooth Fairy, etc.. my soul was never crushed. It was just all the part of the fun! Really, it gets kind of funny when you finally put it all together anyway. I mean, I always wondered how that furry bunny never left any tracks!
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