…tell your kids or find out yourself that the big guy in the RED SUIT with a TWINKLE in his eye just might not be, ya know, “real”.
I have a very suspicious 8-year old who vacillates from planning the reindeer’s feast to feeling there are too many missing pieces..
My response is always, “Well you don’t have to believe but”……and he quickly returns to planning the reindeer buffet. I think it’s carrots, celery and oatmeal this year.
I know there are some people who feel telling their children the Red Suit guy exists is a blatant lie and….yada, yada, blah, blah, blah. Again that’s fine for you, but send your hate mail somewhere else, k. I think my children will survive the myth.
I found out the reality at about age six and I wasn’t traumatized nor did I feel I had been lied to.
I wish I could explain the facts to the older one but I know he will somehow torture the younger one (with his new information) who is SO NOT READY to hear it.
I would have thought by age eight it would be all over the playground at school but apparently it’s not, or they don’t believe each other.