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Internet Is In Love With This Mom’s Genius Idea How To Tell Kids That Santa Doesn’t Exist
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Internet Is In Love With This Mom’s Genius Idea How To Tell Kids That Santa Doesn’t Exist

Christmas is a magical time, especially for children, but there comes a moment in every kid’s life when the doubt begins to creep in. Where do presents really come from? Who really is that jolly white-bearded guy? And how does he get down the chimney when you live in an apartment block? Telling your kids the truth about Santa is almost like killing Christmas for them, but one family have found a heart-warming way to reveal the truth about Mr Claus without being a Grinch about it.

“In our family, we have a special way of transitioning the kids from receiving from Santa, to becoming a Santa,” wrote Leslie Rush, a high school history teacher from El Paso, Texas. “This way, the Santa construct is not a lie that gets discovered, but an unfolding series of good deeds and Christmas spirit. When they are 6 or 7, whenever you see that dawning suspicion that Santa may not be a material being, that means the child is ready.” Leslie wrote the story over ten years ago but it’s still as relevant today as it ever was. Scroll down to see for yourself.

The Rush family have a tradition of telling their kids the truth about Santa without being a Grinch about it

“In our family, we have a special way of transitioning the kids from receiving from Santa, to becoming a Santa”

Their story touched hearts across the internet

But some people thought it was too soon to reveal the truth

What do you think?

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Cat Anya
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4 years ago

cute. i figured out there wasnt a santa in the first grade. never understood the need for all the lies.

Katie Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

I recently told my parents that I never believed in santa but played along because they seemed to enjoy it. It wasn't a huge deal. My brother and I both knew it was our parents and that was cool. It was fun, and then we grew up. No need for subterfuge or ceremony.

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Hocfraus Est
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4 years ago

Wait... wait a minute... are you implying... there is no Santa?... Rudolph?...

Bob 2.0
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4 years ago

No, my friend, you are Santa. And your dog is Rudolph.

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Elizabeth Lord Cary
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the BEST SANTA story ever! I hope this goes viral and becomes the REAL Santa tradition for everyone everywhere. I love it!

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
4 years ago

Amen!

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Cat Anya
Community Member
4 years ago

cute. i figured out there wasnt a santa in the first grade. never understood the need for all the lies.

Katie Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

I recently told my parents that I never believed in santa but played along because they seemed to enjoy it. It wasn't a huge deal. My brother and I both knew it was our parents and that was cool. It was fun, and then we grew up. No need for subterfuge or ceremony.

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Hocfraus Est
Community Member
4 years ago

Wait... wait a minute... are you implying... there is no Santa?... Rudolph?...

Bob 2.0
Community Member
4 years ago

No, my friend, you are Santa. And your dog is Rudolph.

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Elizabeth Lord Cary
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the BEST SANTA story ever! I hope this goes viral and becomes the REAL Santa tradition for everyone everywhere. I love it!

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
4 years ago

Amen!

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