I'm struggling with whether we should go with the whole Santa Claus story or not with my younger two kids. It isn't related to religion at all. My older daughter is 10.5 and was just diagnosed with PDD. My son is 3.5 and was diagnosed with autism a year ago. My youngest is soon to follow with a diagnosis but she just turned 2. All of my kids are very hyper sensitive to everything. My son and my youngest are especially easily scared and very easy to have their feelings hurt or be upset. My oldest will soon realize that Santa isn't real and I know she will not be able to keep it a secret to my younger kids.
I'm really worried that all of my kids will be devastated when they find out Santa isn't real so it's a tough choice. On one hand I really want to have fun with it and really enjoy it with them but I don't want to be selfish about it either. I know my son is going to be so upset when he realizes Santa isn't real and my oldest has already talked about him a lot to him. I'm wondering if now is the time to just break the news while we aren't that deep into the lie lol.
So, how do you handle this issue? What are your feelings on this? I'm open to different viewpoints. I am having the hardest time keeping this going with my oldest because she's way too smart and sneaky now!