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Dear Santa, Are you real? If you are real please write back. ** UPDATE CHRISTMAS DAY**

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I found a letter written by my seven year old to Santa asking if he was real and to write her back. I have given it some deep thoughts what to write... 

So here is what I wrote that will be placed with her present on Christmas Day. What do you think?

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Dear Makenzie,

Thank you for your letter asking if I am real. I want you to know that this is a very good and important question.

 

The Christmas season one time a year brings excitement and joy to children, adults, and even pets around the world. The spirit of Christmas is to believe that throughout the year, we have done our best to do good things, to be good, and to celebrate the goodness we have done. Believing in yourself is the most important thing ever. If you do not believe in yourself, you will miss out on many good opportunities to see good things in your life.

 

Indeed Santa watches you everyday. Sees you when you are sleeping, when you are awake, when you are good, and when you are bad. Santa is the person that loves you the most and takes care of you when you are sick, gives you hugs when you are feeling down.

 

There will be many people in your life that will come and go, some will stay for a long time. Who is the most important people to you Makenzie? Who loves you more than anyone else in the world? Who loves giving you gifts and sometimes surprises?

 

The people that matter most is your family. You will never find greater love from anyone else. Your family loves you everyday regardless if you are good or bad. Remember this, it should matter most the people that love you most.

 

Love,

Santa


**** UPDATE ***

She got the letter this morning and read it to her daddy, they woke me up after they pulled the stockings down. It appears she is not ready to accept Santa is not real. I think she knows deep inside, but wants to believe and continue to believe. We have decided to just go with the flow.  I will probably present the letter again next year and the year after that until she is ready :) 

That is the update, for now, Santa is real :)

 

by on Dec. 22, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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sunflower970
by Bronze Member on Dec. 22, 2013 at 4:49 PM
I'm sorry about your home growing up! Your siblings were lucky to have you! I hope the letter makes your daughter feel better!

Quoting thetrollcat: well so far both my girls have handled it differently. There is no one way to do this... I think me personally, i grew up in a shitty home so I was really hurt and very upset when my mom told me. She did however, allowed me to take over Santa duty for my siblings which helped.My oldest is 18 and when I told her oh she was pissed!!! It wasnt so much Santa didn't exist, she was pissed we lied to her! It took her months to get over that :O I was like damn I think I will not be so extreme with our next haha. Then comes our seven year old... I played along but this time I didnt really brag or talk about Santa, Id only bring it up if she did... I was a little worried she would also be mad... Instead this is how she is handling it. I think she is kina heartbroken.....Quoting sunflower970: When we grew up I don't remember ever really believing.. I'm sure I did when I was extremely little but my grandparents (who raised us) bought gifts throughout the month and wrapped them and stuck them under the tree right away.. So I knew they were "Santa"
With my kids, we buy gifts and put them under the tree but on Christmas even put the gifts Santa brought..
Soooo.. What I'm gettin at.. (lol) is I'm not sure how I will handle that situation when it comes

Quoting thetrollcat: she already asked me last month about Santa, told her the truth :O But I guess that wasnt good enough :O She is still questioning santa... I think I should have just done this approach in the first place I dunno :|Quoting sunflower970: Well great job momma

Quoting thetrollcat: I was lol it was kina hard :OQuoting sunflower970: I bet.. I love how you were referring to yourself as Santa without tellin the secret


Quoting thetrollcat:

ya know that was a hard letter to write :O

Quoting sunflower970: Love it





thetrollcat
by Meow on Dec. 22, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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No I dont think she is ready but unfortunately, I think it is best to present the truth in the most casual way possible if they are questioning it. Also, Im not a fan of making kids believe in something that isnt real on top of it, giving some imaginary guy credit when the truth is, these gifts are being given by the people that love her most.

Quoting gina6239:

 It's a good letter, but at seven I would not be ready for her to find out the truth. I would probably go over the top and write her a letter simply stating that yes, I am real. I would also do extra things like leave snowy boot prints around the house and other things like that to ensure that she still believes, but that is just me. If you think she is ready, then I do think it is a beautifully written letter.


thetrollcat
by Meow on Dec. 22, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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I may do update on this post let everyone know how it went. She may or may not catch on... At this point I will just support whatever she choose to believe.

Quoting sunflower970: I hope the letter makes your daughter feel better!

Quoting thetrollcat:

well so far both my girls have handled it differently. There is no one way to do this... I think me personally, i grew up in a shitty home so I was really hurt and very upset when my mom told me. She did however, allowed me to take over Santa duty for my siblings which helped.

My oldest is 18 and when I told her oh she was pissed!!! It wasnt so much Santa didn't exist, she was pissed we lied to her! It took her months to get over that :O I was like damn I think I will not be so extreme with our next haha. Then comes our seven year old... I played along but this time I didnt really brag or talk about Santa, Id only bring it up if she did... I was a little worried she would also be mad... Instead this is how she is handling it. I think she is kina heartbroken.....

lasombrs
by Gold Member on Dec. 22, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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That's a really sweet letter I like it
sunflower970
by Bronze Member on Dec. 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM
I'd love to see the update

Quoting thetrollcat:

I may do update on this post let everyone know how it went. She may or may not catch on... At this point I will just support whatever she choose to believe.

Quoting sunflower970: I hope the letter makes your daughter feel better!



Quoting thetrollcat:

well so far both my girls have handled it differently. There is no one way to do this... I think me personally, i grew up in a shitty home so I was really hurt and very upset when my mom told me. She did however, allowed me to take over Santa duty for my siblings which helped.

My oldest is 18 and when I told her oh she was pissed!!! It wasnt so much Santa didn't exist, she was pissed we lied to her! It took her months to get over that :O I was like damn I think I will not be so extreme with our next haha. Then comes our seven year old... I played along but this time I didnt really brag or talk about Santa, Id only bring it up if she did... I was a little worried she would also be mad... Instead this is how she is handling it. I think she is kina heartbroken.....

NiamhWitch
by Platinum Member on Dec. 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Probably because she's a human being with feelings and she has children who have feelings, that she -as a good mother- nurtures. :-)

Quoting Anonymous: Whats going on with you? Youre getting soft here lately.


So_Devious20
by Misha Lovegood<3 on Dec. 22, 2013 at 5:14 PM
I didn't know you had a 7 year old. I imagined you with much older children.
I like the letter. It is the approach I plan to take when dd begins to question. Not an outright no. But not a yes either.
thetrollcat
by Meow on Dec. 22, 2013 at 5:15 PM

I tried that, this is what I got, a letter asking if he is real LOL

I do have eighteen year old also

Quoting So_Devious20: I didn't know you had a 7 year old. I imagined you with much older children.
I like the letter. It is the approach I plan to take when dd begins to question. Not an outright no. But not a yes either.


withsecond
by on Dec. 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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I like it.
The.Last.Rebel
by Platinum Member on Dec. 22, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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Love it! It's true!!

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