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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Is Santa Real?

This morning Kate asked Eric if Santa was real or if was just the parents that bought the gifts, he replied with, "time to get dressed." I don't think he knew what to say, stuck between not wanting to end the magic of it all for her and not wanting to lie. Let me know if you have any advice on how/when you tell your kids the truth about Santa or as we call him in England, Father Christmas. On a side note this is how my counter has looked in the kitchen for the past few weeks:-

I keep joking with Eric that I am amassing weapons of mass crafting, got lots planned for the countdown to Christmas for the girls, it all begins tomorrow, I love the holidays, especially Christmas because us Brits don't have Thanksgiving so Christmas is extra special fun.

5 comments:

gay said...

I'd stick with eric's response! lol! yosh and i have talked a few times about what to do when that ? arises...no answers from us so let me know!

Crazy Lady said...

Never tell. I was married before my mom would talk about it with me.

Wendy said...

We responded by telling our kids that he IS real. I then told them the story of the real St. Nicholas - that he was a good man who gave things to help others. I explain that St. Nicholas died a long time ago, but that he still has helpers that continue the tradition of giving.

With one child, that was enough. He assumed that meant there were elves etc. still doing all the work. It wasn't until a year or two later that we finished the explanation, letting him know that we are St. Nicholas' helpers - and that once you know the whole story, you can become his helper if you want to.

Funny that my oldest responded by saying, "so what am I getting for Christmas." My response? "I am St. Nicholas (Santa)'s helper and I can't tell you. It's still a surprise for Christmas day." It was amazing that as soon as I said that, his excitement rose right back up.

Beth said...

I always like my mom's answer to this question, she just asks the child, "Well, what do you think?". And see what they say. The other day Tyler told me that a girl in his class said the tooth fairy isn't real. I said, "What do you think?", and he said, "I think she's real". I still think Santa is real ;).....

Stevens Family said...

I love this letter I found online:
http://www.cozi.com/live-simply/truth-about-santa