* **Spoiler Alert***
Don't read with little children around and they still believe in:
|Probably the last picture of Princess with Santa Claus|
Today was a little sad day for me as my oldest, Princess, informed me this morning that she no longer believes in the Tooth fairy, Santa Claus, or the Easter bunny:(. I knew the time was coming, it probably would have happen a couple of years ago if she had gone to school but since we home school we were able to go a few extra years.
Just this year my husband and I had talked about how long we should keep up this magic for the kids. I wasn't quite ready to let go of this bit of their childhood. Keeping the secret was probably more for me, as I love surprising and teasing the kids. I was amazed at how smoothly the conversation went.
Princess: Mom I need to tell you something, pulling me into her room and closing the door
Princess: I know you are the tooth fairy, I saw you this morning sneaking into my room
Me: you did?
Princess: I have suspected it for awhile
Princess: Since we were at Nana and Papa house (which was this past March/April) I thought I heard you then but I couldn't see you cause I was turned the wrong way in bed
Princess: And then again I heard you while we were on Holiday in the Orkney's (June) but again I was facing the wrong way in bed. But last night I finally caught you sneaking in my room. Also some of the movies we watch now have hints that there isn't any Santa Claus or Easter bunny.
Me: Well you now know a special secret. Parents like to create a little magic for their children when they are little. Now that you know you can join the fun and help us create magic for your little brother. You mustn't tell...
Princess: I won't...but Mom, will I still have presents at Christmas?
Me: laughing, I am sure you will.
That is it, our short conversation and no tears, no accusations, no drama. Whew, what a relief! I was worried how I was going to break the news to the kids and how they would take it, considering I have spoken to grown adults who claim to be traumatized by the fact their parents lied to them. But I guess figuring it out on her own worked out just fine. Wonder how long we will have with Little Man before he figures it out.