Monday, December 27, 2021

Is Santa Real?



The lil one hasn't directly asked THE question - yet.  But it's coming.  

This year the following came across my Facebook feed and I saved it.  We will use a form of the answer when the really tough question comes..................



Son: "Dad, I think I'm old enough now. Is there a Santa Claus?."
Dad: "Ok, I agree that your old enough. But before I tell you, I have a question for you. You see, the “truth” is a dangerous gift. Once you know something, you can't unknow it. Once you know the truth about Santa Claus, you will never again understand and relate to him as you do now. So my question is: Are you sure you want to know?"

Brief pause...
Son: "Yes, I want to know"

Dad: "Ok, I'll tell you: Yes there is a Santa Claus"
Son: "Really?"

Dad: Yes, really, but he's not an old man with a beard in a red suit. That's just what we tell kids. You see, kids are too young to understand the true nature of Santa Claus, so we explain it to them in a way that they can understand. The truth about Santa Claus is that he's not a person at all; he's an idea. Think of all those presents Santa gave you over the years. I actually bought those myself. I watched you open them. And did it bother me that you didn't thank me? Of course not! In fact it gave me great pleasure. You see, Santa Claus is THE IDEA OF GIVING FOR THE SAKE OF GIVING, without thought of thanks or acknowledgement.

When I saw that woman collapse on the subway last week and called for help, I knew that she'd never know that it was me that summoned the ambulance. I was being Santa Claus when I did that."

Son: "Oh."
Dad: "So now that you know, you're part of it. You have to be Santa Claus too now. That means you can never tell a young kid the secret, and you have to help us select Santa presents for them, and most important, you have to look for opportunities to help people. Got it?"
great answer isn't it??


  1. Hi Morningstar, I have seen this before. It's a fabulous answer. I still remember the day my horrid older brothers told me there was no santa.


    1. I remember when my youngest announced (at the age of 4!) that there was no Santa :( my dad had died a few weeks earlier and she declared that if grandpa could die so could Santa - SO - there was NO Santa Claus

  2. What a great answer. Not seen it before. Thanks.


    1. I think it's brilliant! Youngest daughter did something similar when eldest grandson no longer believed - she told him he had to help keep the magic alive for his brothers.... worked brilliantly!

  3. I share this every time it appears on my FB feed. It's the best answer a person can give a child asking about whether Santa is real. Lovely sentiment!

    1. I agree Fondles! this is the first time it has found it's way onto my feed.

  4. A brilliant answer, yes. It is new to me, but I don't do Facebook any more and have never done Twitter, so some stuff slips me by.


    1. I only do Facebook now - it keeps me in touch with all my ex-teaching friends... and family

      and occasionally little treasures like this pop up

  5. MorningStar -
    I had never seen this before either. This is a great explanation!

    Happy Christmas season to you.


    1. Enzo! hello !!

      Happy holidays to you as well. Stay safe and healthy :)


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