ladyram Posted November 21, 2013 Share Posted November 21, 2013 When you were a kid, didn't you just love the idea of Father Christmas coming to bring you presents? You did didn't you? You got so excited you'd struggle to get to sleep on Christmas Eve. The thought of him landing his sleigh on the roof, Rudolph with his red nose, leaving a mince pie, a carrott and a glass of milk on the hearth.. Well, my 9 year old was still under the impression that Father Christmas was real, of course it's what all parents/grandparents tell their kids, it makes the whole thing magic. Until the other day when he came out of school looking fed up. "What's up?" said I. "Mummy. Tell me straight. Is Father Christmas dead? All the others in my class have been telling me he's not around anymore, somebody said that he was never real to start with, so tell me please, yes or no". Erm..... what to say without upsetting him, after all, he's been told Father Christmas is coming ever since he was old enough to remember. At the same time, I knew now I had to be honest with him. Anyway, I went on as best I could, explaining that while St. Nicholas is now gone, as in dead, the spirit of Christmas and the idea of gift giving remains and that's one reason why we still celebrate Christmas. Oh wow, bless him, he looked so crestfallen when he knew he wouldn't actually be bringing him anything and guessed it was us who did it all. I felt bad and a tad guilty for lying, we'd done such a good job in convincing him he was real Anyway, he's fine about it and this morning piped up, "Mum, when you wrap the presents up can I help ya wrap mine, I'll try not to look". Had to laugh... Just the Easter Bunny and the tooth fairy to go now... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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