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How do you answer the question 'is there a santa?'

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SingleMum01 Mon 26-Oct-09 17:08:53

DS (7) started asking last year - his friend had told him, but still believes. I reckon the question will come up this year again. i've never really liked going along with it - I don't like lying to him. I hope he doesn't ask me why I've lied to him for the last 7 years. What have others said when asked 'the' question?

EVye Mon 26-Oct-09 17:18:52

Ask him if he believes there is a santa? and perhaps tell him that santa exists to those who believe in him.

LilyBolero Mon 26-Oct-09 17:20:47

I say 'no, but it's a good story isn't it'. Never have done santa as reality, saves all the heartache when they find out it's not true.

BecauseImWorthIt Mon 26-Oct-09 17:20:49

It's not really a lie, is it?! It's a fantasy - and one which children should be allowed to enjoy for as long as they want to.

They will realise soon enough.

LuluDanceOnMyGrave Mon 26-Oct-09 17:27:43

Is there a santa? Yes, you! I say what EVye says, it's not a lie really, and it implies an element of fantasy.

shockers Mon 26-Oct-09 17:28:55

We say... " Where else do you think your presents come from?"

I think he knows really but he still humours us... hope he doesn't get teased about it at uni grin

colditz Mon 26-Oct-09 17:29:06

"For as long as the human race seeks answers to the inexplicable, then yes, there is a Santa"

pointyhat Mon 26-Oct-09 17:30:17

I don't think that many children actually come out with a direct question like 'is there a santa?' Maybe some very little childrne do. And if a very little child did, I'd say 'well, some people do believe in santa and it is a very beautiful exciting story, isn't it'

Melody4 Mon 26-Oct-09 17:30:49

Well I would just happily lie and say yes!

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