Is Santa Real? When is the time to tell the truth?
I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus in front of the Christmas tree last night.
Mommy has some explaining to do. Why was she kissing Santa Claus the way she kisses daddy? Why was Santa holding her around her waist? Why was she giggling in between kisses? What was Santa whispering in mommy's ear? Oh yes! This is some of the questions that come into the minds of children when they see mom kissing Santa on Christmas Eve. In our adult minds, the parents are role playing. Scene one is the living room as "daddy" is dressed up as Santa leading to the final act into the bedroom... And I'll let your imaginations take off from there. But what about those kids who purposely stay awake at night to see Santa put their toys in front of the glowing Christmas tree and eat the cookies and drink the milk. My son is a teenager and I asked him the question I think every parent ask their kids, "When did you find out Santa Claus isn't real?" His answer was the usual answer that I hear often. "When I saw you putting my toys in the living room." And some kids find out the horror when they are talking with friends or even family, especially those who find it quite joyful to make the little kids cry. I found out at my birthday party when I was 7 yrs. old. I had Santa Claus come and make all the kids smile but I knew something was off with that Santa. He looked just like my dad. I was in denial but then my cousins told me the truth. I was disappointed at first but quickly got over it.
So, when is it a good time to tell your child the truth about Santa Claus? Should we allow nature take its course or simply burst their bubble before they even get a chance to enjoy that magical feeling that kids get around Christmas. As we become more sensitive to the season, many kids are finding out younger and younger that there isn't a Santa Claus. Some parents don't like lying to their kids so they tell them the truth whenever their child ask "Is Santa Claus real?" Everyone has their own parenting style but why deny kids that feeling? This is the time when the kids will do whatever it is required of them so they can be on the Good List this year so they can get everything that they ask Santa for Christmas. The kids will wash the car, keep their room clean, wash the dishes for you, be on their best behavior. Some parents use that to keep their kids under control.
I honestly don't know when it's a good time to tell the kids about Santa Claus. I mean, I wouldn't have my child that's a pre-teen or a teenager walking around thinking that Santa Claus is real......That would be.....just......weird. Can you imagine all the taunts he or she will get from friends. But no matter how you look at it, its never a good time. They will ask you eventually if Santa is real. And what would you say? What if they ask you when they are 4 or 5 years old? Is that too young to be told the truth? Or should we keep the lie going? The parents sometimes get caught up in the fantasy and enjoy the excitement on their kids faces when they see or hear about Santa Claus. I've seen parents torn apart and nearly in tears when their kid find out that Santa Claus isn't real and is ready to fight and scream at the person who tells them that Santa isn't real. Well, all kids have to do today is Google Search: Is Santa Claus real? They'll come across numerous of articles and videos showing why he is real and why he is a fake. https://www.bing.com/search?q=is+santa+claus+real&qs=AS&pq=is+s&sk=LS1AS1&sc=8-4&sp=3&cvid=2C358F9D8BBF481A88C03D14C357E18E&FORM=QBRE
Bottom line....eventually they will find out that Santa Claus isn't real. So if you're ever in the position to tell answer that gut wrenching question that always come up after Halloween....pending on the age, just tell the truth....He's not real.... And keep it moving.
Until then enjoy this nice cartoon: I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by JustoShow