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.
Triple dose of reality, hahaha
My son still believes, we're thinking it might be his last year so we're already missing it and it's not even gone yet. :)
Allison is almost 11 and is in the 5th grade, and I am SHOCKED that she still believes. She has questioned it, but I come up with such elaborate schemes to keep it going, but keeps buying it. Today she woke up and immediately started looking for her elf. When she found it, I heard her say, "Have a good day! I love you Pepper!" I am sure this is our last year, so I'll go with it for as long as I can.
My oldest, who is 10 still believes. I know there are kids at school telling him that Santa isn't real and he's on the fence about believing it. If he asks me point blank this year, I will tell him, but I am really hoping I get this one final year out of him.
Wait, are you saying there's no SANTA!?!?!?
Hum. My dad never let us believe there was a Santa. I grew up knowing it. I think dad was always uneasy with the concept, being what was then called a "primitive baptist." So we participated in the tooth fairy, easter bunny, Santa rituals and we didn't go around telling other kids it wasn't on, we just didn't believe in them. I am not sure whether that was a good thing or not. I don't remember my own children ever believing in any of that, so I must have been responsible but I can't remember us ever talking about it.
I hope he doesn't spoil the magic for his little brother. I'm not ready to tell my kids the truth yet.
I hope Broxton believes for several more years... He already said kids in his school say there is no such thing... We have had talks about it and I tried explaining that everyone believes different things... that as long as HE believes in the MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS, Santa is real!
Awww. I found out when I was seven. My cousin told me. My boys all believe, for now. Love his pjs!
It was a sad day for me when my Daughter didn't believe any longer.
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