Santa: When Do We Tell The Kids?
The moment that every parent dreads - telling the kids the truth about Santa. It's a rough one, and it is the end of innocence. I have worried about this since my son was born and now the time has come.
I have 2 kids which makes this even more difficult. My son Gianni is 9 (in 4th grade), and my daughter Mia is 5 (in Kindergarten). The time has come, whether I like it or not, where my son needs to know the truth. Even if I didn't want to tell him, he will find out in a more difficult and possibly embarrassing way - at school. It's probably best that I clue him in, but when?
Is 9 the age and 4th the grade to do this? How do I go about this?? I remember when I found out. My Dad sat me down in the kitchen and told me that Santa isn't real and that they bought the presents. Of course I didn't believe him at first, it didn't make any sense. He explained it all to me again and I remember feeling really sad.
Now it's my turn to tell and I am freaking out. I love the innocence of my son and the excitement he has over all of this. I am looking for some advice on how to break the news and when, from anyone who has done it. I also want to know the age of your child and how they took the news. Can I wait until after Christmas?