My son just realize santa is not real.

Lulu - posted on 12/02/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




My son is 10 and just relized Santa doesnt exists. I think it was a mistake by my part because he told me he wasnt real, and all the things that make him believe that and I just sat down with him and accepted it Now he is really sad and dissapointed. I dont want him to lose the illusion and the magic of Christmas. Any suggestions, I feel really bad about this, I just wanted to be honest with him... I have 2 more childre 8 and 5 that doesnt know anything yet.


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Linda - posted on 12/03/2012




Christmas is not about Santa, it is about Jesus's birth in Bethlehem. Why don't you go back to the original meaning?

Ariana - posted on 12/03/2012




Why would you do that? They're supposed to figure that out on their own. My mom lied through her teeth until I was pretty much an adult that santa was real. Which I found really funny. I remember being 8/9 and 'knowing' santa wasn't real but still pretending it was. Or my friend likes to say 'do you think he's real?' if asked if he's real, because if you think he's real he is. I don't know.

Your sons 10, unless he lives under a rock he probably already knew santa wasn't real, but just liked the idea of it. I don't see why you'd do that.

I mean now he knows just tell him that he's older and he's got to keep up the spirit for his younger siblings. That christmas is about family not santa claus. I'm sure he'll get over it, but if you didn't want him to lose the illusion and magic of Christmas you probably shouldn't have said anything...

Lola - posted on 12/02/2012




First off this is just what I plan to do when my 6 month old is around your sons age and realizes santa isn't real,so I'm sorry if it doesn't work for you or you don't like the sound of it just my plan or I guess you could say opinion.

Well I would sit him down and tell him:That no Santa isn't real,but that's what everyone tells children when there little but no he's a big boy he can enjoy christmas just as much maybe more now.Stess the importance that he musnt tell his younger siblings Santa isn't real! That they aren't big boys or girls yet like he is and they still should believe in Santa.Tell him that now he can be a special helper and make sure that he plays into his little sister and brothers believe in Santa like he can ask them what did you get for Santa? What do you want from Santa? Are you excited santas coming? And get him to help them out out milk and cookies for Santa

Tell him that christmas is all about family and making your loved ones happy,it's about giving not receiving and reassure him he will still get presents he will just know there from mum and dad.

(because I'm sure he will be most worried about no presents lol) be honest with him tell him that you didn't lie to him you just did what all the other mommy and daddy's do and make up a really fun story for him to look forward to when he was little so that it wasn't just a day you got presents.Tell him that making up santa was just more fun for him we he was young as oppose to explaining the true meaning of Christmas.

Be honest but make sure he knows Christmas will still be a magical amazing time for him and make sure he still let's his brother and sister believe in Santa.

Hope this helped just a smidge,hope all goes well let me know how it all turns out and I hope you and our kids have a very merry Christmas.

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