Help me tell daughter Santa Claus truth
September 30, 2012 11:39 PM Subscribe
Help me tell 8 year old the truth about Santa
posted by lynnie-the-pooh to Human Relations (33 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Last year, my 7 year old daughter asked me if Santa was real? I panicked and said yes. She said some kids at school said he isn't real but I said, "Well, where do those presents come from then? I believe in Santa."
The part of me that panicked and said that was the part that has been telling her about Santa since she was a toddler, and I always tell her that Mommy tells the truth, you can always trust Mommy, etc. So now, if I tell her otherwise, I don't know how she is going to believe that I tell the truth and she can trust me.
How can I word it so she can understand why I did it, and why I am coming clean now, but that all the rest of what I tell her is the truth. Trust is a big issue with her and I.
I know the third graders are going to say it again this year and I want to be ready.