I need some help and advice today! Our daughter, Lyla, is now wondering about Santa Claus. She's 8 and in 3rd grade. She has come to me about 4 different times in the past 2 weeks wondering about the truth. It wouldn't be so bad keeping up the story, but she puts it in a way that makes me feel terrible!
"Mom, it must be true, because you would never lie to us...right?" Or yesterday, Lyla came home from playing with a bunch of friends and was upset. "The kids were making fun of me because I asked Santa for gifts. Is Santa real? I want to make sure that you're not making a fool out of us in front of our friends." Kill me now!!! What the hell is the correct response? Do I tell the truth??
When Jake found out it wasn't really a big deal. He went about his normal day - told us that he figured. He actually said, "I feel so bad for making such large lists every year." Lyla is so emotional and dramatic! So dramatic that we're already dreading the day that a boy breaks up with her! Sopes says he's going to kill that guy because our life will be hell!! I'm hoping it's on a weekend, so she'll have recovery time. Yes, that dramatic!
I know she'll be pretty pissed at us - next will be sobbing over the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, etc. I guess the bigger question is, how smooth do we want our holiday to be? Please help!!