I’ve been having rough time this year with my 9 year old daughter Savanna and whether or not she believes in Santa!
Savanna is right at that age where she’s really starting to doubt a lot, yet she still wants desperately to believe—for a mom, that’s some hard stuff to deal with!
My oldest daughter, Taylor, told me a couple of years ago (when she was 10) that she didn’t believe in Santa Claus anymore. I was kind of caught off guard when Taylor told me, but I did everything that I could to ensure that the thought was hers alone and that she didn’t question it all before I reluctantly gave her the confirmation that she was looking for. I’m not gonna lie—it sucked! I hated that some of the magic of Christmas was suddenly just gone for her, but she seemed to take it all in stride. Though I hated the thought of Taylor not believing in Santa, I finally came around and faced the inevitable (that my baby is growing up). It’s taken me a bit, but I’ve finally decided that I love the idea of Taylor being “in on the secret” I kind of think that she takes as much joy in seeing her siblings excitement as I do!
I am not, however, ready to have two children who don’t believe in Santa! And my daughter Savanna is so not the same easy going, let it slide off her back, kinda girl that Taylor is…nope, Savanna is NOT going to make this easy!
So, my question for all of you is this…
What is the right age to have “the Santa talk” with your kids? Did you tell your children that Santa wasn’t real at a certain age or did you begrudgingly just confirm their suspicions ?