I have dreaded the time when our boys would start to ask this question.
It really amazes me that they still believe In Santa (at 11, our oldest boys age, I certainly didn’t)….although they are quite puzzled by what the other children say.
Just tonight Mr 11 was telling me that his friend at boarding school knows his Mum just buys his presents and that he thinks that Santa isn’t true. Then came the question….”Is he true Mum?”…now, I don’t like to fib, but this is a tricky one.
The answer that fell out of my mouth was ‘what do you believe?’ We then had a discussion about believing in things we can’t see….heaven help his religion teacher next year, he’ll probably bring up Santa as a fine example of believing!!
He concluded he knows Santa is real but the Tooth Fairy is not!!
One downside to boarding school – he told me he left his tooth in a cup for a fortnight beside his bed and nothing happened – darn!
To me the true magic of Christmas disappears once you know Santa is not real, because until then you are breathless with excitement at the thought of his appearance, you can’t wait to leave out the beer and carrots, and each year you will try to stay awake to catch a glimpse of him…..
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS!! I hope Santa finds you…..
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