Is Santa Real?
Ah, your child is growing older and wiser… He’s mingling with the classmates and discussing important information with them! All year round they discuss Pokémon, Minecraft, Shopkins, the latest awesome shows, books, comics, and loud burps, farts, and yellow snow… Then ‘Tis the Season’ rolls around and conversations surround the topic of what they want for Christmas, when one kid gets outed for still believing in Santa… What? you still believe in Santa? as the kid plays it off, ‘Nooooo!’
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (And He Sure Looked Like Dad!)
A classmate then begins to tell the story of how he noticed Santa looking all too familiar last year… ‘Yah, I was sneaking out of my bed because I heard noises, like a woman laughing, then a man ‘Ho-hoing at that lady and I snuck a peek, thinking I might see the big jolly man dressed in red, when to my surprise I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus… Except, Santa looked a lot like my dad… they kept kissing and Santa tackled my mom, so I had to save her, and that’s when my folks looked at me with a ‘I got caught’ kind of look and well, they had to tell me the truth… ‘It’s time you know son’, they told me, you’re getting to that age…
So, what age is it that you should tell your kids the truth about Santa, and what’s a good way to break the news to them? I got you covered on this topic, please, continue to read on…
Well, first of all, believing in Santa is not a bad thing and it gets the children to use their imagination and to have faith in such a fantastic, giving man, Santa Claus! I think it’s great to believe in things you’ve never seen, that’s what we call Faith! And in saying that, there will be a time when the kids ask questions ‘Is Santa really real?’ when they’re young it’s easy to say ‘heck yah Santa is real!’ but as they hit the age of 6, 7, 8 years old you start to wonder if you should tell the truth! So, when you get the feeling that you SHOULD indeed tell them here’s how you can do it!
How To Break It To Them
‘Well, my darling, Once upon a time Santa Claus was real… he went by the name Saint Nicholas… This Saint was a good man, a giving man, that took joy in giving others gifts, from food to toys. He enjoyed giving things to poor families that could not fend for themselves. Saint Nicholas lives on in spirit and is now known as Santa Claus. The tradition of gift giving continues each year for each generation. We, the parents give our children and family members gifts to keep the spirit alive.
A Brief History Of Saint Nicholas
Saint Nicholas (Greek: Ἅγιος Νικόλαος, Hágios Nikólaos, Latin: Sanctus Nicolaus); (15 March 270 – 6 December 343), also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor (modern-day Demre, Turkey). Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker (Νικόλαος ὁ Θαυματουργός, Nikólaos ho Thaumaturgós). His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints, and his legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus through Sinterklaas.
You can even get into the Religious aspect of Christmas (the birth of Jesus). Here is information by wikipedia on this topic, click here!
Have a wonderful Christmas (and for those who don’t celebrate Xmas, have happy holiday season!)