Can i tell DS there is no Santa? *Update*
He's 7 and i am not sure if he still thinks Santa is real or if he's just humoring us.
I want to tell him he's not real because we're having a very small Christmas in comparison to previous years and i don't want him to be disappointed. However, if he knows that the gifts came from us, not a magic guy, he'll appreciate them rather than wondering why that's all he got. (At least that is what i'd like to think).
I never wanted to do Santa in the first place but other people kept telling him about Santa so i went along with it. Now if feel a lot of pressure to keep up the charade and a lot of guilt because i can't.
I was hoping you guys could weigh in a little.
First, thank you for all the advice. I'm really glad i posted this.
On the way home from school yesterday i asked DS if he still believed in Santa. He said he did with a good deal of enthusiasm. There was a long pause. Then i told him. He told her he actually already knew. I asked him how, he said the story wasn't believable and that he figured it out last year.
I told him i still listened for jingle bells after i went to bed on Christmas eve just in case and he told me he looked for Rudolph's nose in the sky last year just in case. I guess we're peas in a pod.