Oh boy here we go again. Obvioulsy with 8 children this question is bound to come up, but for some reason I just can’t deal with it.
For personal reasons which I won’t get into here I had to tell my oldest daughter that Santa wasn’t real when she was young – 7 years old to be exact. It broke my heart but unfortunately it had to be done. she cried. Hard. Told me it wasn’t fair and cried for an hour.
Perhaps it is because of this I am hesitant to answer any questions about Santa Claus to any of my other children. I have this crazy feeling that if I speak out their innocence will be lost forever…….. Seriously that is ridiculous I know, but i can’t help it.
The other day my 10yr old son kept asking me if Santa is real. The conversation went something like this:
“Mom is Santa really real?”
“Why are you asking me that?”
“Because I want to know.”
“He is real if you believe he is real.”
“What the heck kinda of answer is that?! Seriously is he real?”
“If I say No then you will be mad, and if I say Yes you will not believe me.”
“No seriously, I just want to know. A bunch of my friends say it is just the kids parents pretending to be Santa.”
“What do you believe?”
“I don’t know.”
“Okay then come back and ask me when you know what you believe.”
Holy crap did I work myself around that or what? It is so hard and I really hate this! I have no idea how to answer this question, and it has come up from my older son who has aspergers and still believes. I need to really tell him the truth but I can’t force myself to do it. OMG What the heck is wrong with me? lol.
So here is my wish – please give me some suggestions on how to handle this topic – please!
Untill next time,