Here’s a quick update on how life has been since the Santa Reveal of 2012.
I’ve had some positive feedback from people saying that their kids found out early too. I’ve had some other feedback where most people are confirming my fears that it’s just way too early for my boys not to believe in Santa anymore.
I’ve tried not to get depressed about it.
Today our neighbor boys walked in the house, saw our Christmas tree and blurted out, “There is no Santa, YOU put the gifts under the tree!” To which Randall replied, “I don’t come in your house and put gifts under your tree.”
Turns out they don’t have a tree. Their religion doesn’t allow them to celebrate Christmas at all. That makes sense that his parents would tell him young that there is no Santa. But I made sure to let them know that SOME people still believe in Santa and they can’t go around telling people he’s not real.
I asked my boys how they were feeling after The Talk the other night. I made sure that they knew that sometimes adults tell stories about Santa, and not all of them are true, but when we tell you anything about Jesus, it’s always true. “There are some things in life that you have to just believe in, even if you can’t see it. Santa’s not one of those things, but God is. I promise you, I’ve never told you a lie about God. Every thing I’ve ever said about Jesus is absolutely true. And you can trust that.”
Isaac said quietly, “I still believe in Santa.” That’s my boy. Asher said, “I don’t,” loud and clear. I told them they could believe whatever they wanted about Santa, but I was a firm believer.
And for the record:
This boy is on Santa’s nice list.
This boy is still to be determined.