At 10 and 8 years old, my kids still believe I think, but I know the time is coming where I’ll need to decide whether to continue to try and keep them believing or tell them what really is going on.
So previously, I’ve been able to get away with their questions with these responses…
- “What do you think?”
- “How do you think the presents get there?”
It’s usually not confirming or denying but reflecting the question back to them. My kids never pressed the issue but if you have very inquisitive kids, you might not get away with it so easily.
Some moms have used these responses to continue the tradition…
- “I guess you have to figure that out for yourself”
- “Santa is only real if you believe and if they don’t, then he isn’t real to them”
- “He has a special key that unlocks any door for houses without a chimney”
- “If you don’t believe, you don’t receive!”
If your kids stop believing, here are some responses that may help you explain why you been telling them about Santa all these years…
- “Santa is a part of the spirit of Christmas”
- “Santa may not be real but the magic of Santa is”
- “The spirit of Santa was real”
- “St Nicholas was real and Santa was a fun story that makes Christmas magical.” You can even go on the internet together to read up on the history of St. Nicholas.