We have 4 little girls ages 7 (almost 8), 5, 3, and almost 2. We decided when we had kids to do the Santa thing. We agreed that when pressed we wouldn't continue to "lie". Well, we haven't really been pressed but I'm sensing that our oldest should be told in a gentle way that there isn't a Santa. Actually, I'm considering telling all of the girls but continuing to pretend that there is. I just wonder if this is not the best time of year to spring the news or if it's actually the best time? Thinking maybe they'll see right away that Christmas isn't really different. Though I have to admit, Christmas changed for me once my parents told me the truth. I'm concerned that someone will spill the beans to my almost 8 year old in a not so gentle way if I don't do it soon. Something is just telling me that it is time, but a part of me wants to let them keep believing but I have to wonder if God is prompting me to stop. We still make a big deal about it being Jesus's birthday. Santa has just been a little part of it. Any advice? Any experience in this area?
Answer by LoveMyKids0203 at 1:26 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
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Answer by BluDog at 1:55 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
They only really believe for a few short years in their life so I say have fun with it, life just gets more serious after that anyway.
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