Mica almost caught the Easter Bunny 2 years ago. He got up, and went to the bathroom when the Easter Bunny was in the middle of hiding things. The Easter Bunny dropped everything, and I said, "Mica you just missed the Easter Bunny. He hopped out the front door. Look at the mess he left!" He bought it.
Last year he swore he saw Dad's shadow as Santa.
This year he kept going on about how the Elf on the Shelf isn't real, and asked me if Santa was real. Of course I said both of them were real.
I don't know who I was fooling. I wanted my kids to believe forever. St. Nickolas is in the encyclopedia after all. I know that probably doesn't mean much considering that they stopped making encyclopedias. We still have a set.
He looks a bit different in the encyclopedia though.
But...when Mica couldn't shut up about questioning the man that lives in the North Pole I felt I needed to have a talk with him. I don't want him messing things up for Isaak.
This morning, while Dad was in the shower, Isaak was still sleeping, and my TV was on I called Mica in my room to talk.
I just blurted out that Santa isn't real. He said, "You mean Dad is Santa?" I said, "Well kind of. It's more like Mom is Santa. I buy everything."
Mica said, "I knew it."
I said, "I know you knew it. That's why I'm telling you. Kids your age just figure it out. You still will get presents. I don't want you talking to other kids at school, or your brother about Mom being Santa. Some kids are younger than you are. They may not know about Santa."
He's in 3rd grade, but has an August birthday, so he could technically be in 4th grade.
Mica said with a big smile on his face, "Does that mean I get to be Santa for my kids?"
I said, "Yes it does."
I said, "The reason that Mom brought a magic fairy dust dollar bill to Isaak was because I didn't see that idea when you lost your teeth."
Mica said, "You mean there's no such thing as the Tooth Fairy?"
Mica said, "You're the Easter Bunny to?"
I replied with, "Yes."
So he believed in a tiny fairy, and a bunny that hops throughout the house, but not a real jolly person named Santa.