The first time our youngest heard about Santa, she cried.
SOBBED uncontrollably at the thought of a strange man coming into our house while we were all sleeping.
So I told her, there is no Santa. It is just a story. REALLY.
She didn’t believe me. Seriously. I could not convince this child that there was no Santa. I had no idea what to do. We discussed it a lot, and finally I just told her that if she did happen to see someone in our house, late at night, to please come and wake me up immediately. See last year.
This year I asked her if she wanted to see Santa and tell him her Christmas wishes. She said (and I quote) “I like pictures of Santa, but real people dressing up like Santa freaks me out”.
When asked if she wanted to sit on his lap, she politely said “No thank you“. Which was fine with us, because really, it is kind of creepy.
Do your kids like visiting Santa? Do they believe?