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what would you do? (about santa)

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My boys are 10 & 7. My 10yr old told me last year that he didn't believe in santa anymore. He's asked me when he was around 6 if santa was real. I told him if he believes that he's real, then he is. That was the end of that. Tonight, my 7yr old asked me if Santa is real. I told him the same thing I told my 10yr old when he was 6. Instead of saying ok, like his older brother he said,"mom, please just tell me. Remember, you said to always tell the truth." I didn't know what to say. Do I just tell him the truth? I knew my kids would eventually find out about santa, but on their own lol. Please don't turn this into a, don't lie to your kids about santa or they will have issues etc.....my 10yr old is perfectly fine :)
by on Sep. 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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funmommy123
by Ruby Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:54 AM
How is my 10yr old experiencing frustration?

Quoting MommaGreenhalge:

This. Also your ten year old is clearly experiencing some frustration.



Quoting LilTymomma:

I would tell them the real story about Saint Nick.

MommaGreenhalge
by Gold Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 1:05 AM
Asking for a straight answer and not getting one is one of the most frustrating things for me as an adult. I can't imagine how it would not be for a kid.

Quoting funmommy123:

How is my 10yr old experiencing frustration?



Quoting MommaGreenhalge:

This. Also your ten year old is clearly experiencing some frustration.





Quoting LilTymomma:

I would tell them the real story about Saint Nick.

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funmommy123
by Ruby Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM
It's not my 10yr old that is asking me to be honest with him. It's my 7yr old.

Quoting MommaGreenhalge:

Asking for a straight answer and not getting one is one of the most frustrating things for me as an adult. I can't imagine how it would not be for a kid.



Quoting funmommy123:

How is my 10yr old experiencing frustration?





Quoting MommaGreenhalge:

This. Also your ten year old is clearly experiencing some frustration.







Quoting LilTymomma:

I would tell them the real story about Saint Nick.

MommaGreenhalge
by Gold Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 1:53 AM
I read it wrong, but the same principle applies. He's asking for a straight answer and hasn't gotten one.
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ditsyjo
by Gold Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 2:41 AM

I'd say just tell him... he's probably ready.

JP-StrongForTwo
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 2:51 AM

At that point yes tell the truth. 

My 10 year old is autistic. she still believes as if she is a little girl. but still questions it as a big girl. she will ask me 'mommy tell the truth' so i will say 'no santa is a pretend game' and she will say 'WHY ARE YOU LYING TO ME!!" and cry. 

so i just let it go for right now. mentally she is still 5 so she probably isnt ready to give it up. 

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