Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Christmas in July

Hello peeps, I have a funny story to share. I finally decided to tell my son that Santa doesn't exist. My family was convinced he already knew and he was just playing along but I knew he still believed. He questioned me several times in the past but I quickly told him what he wanted to hear.

I had to tell him because he's already working on his Christmas list. Every time he sees something he wants he writes it down. When I first saw the list I was shocked. There were several pricey things on it that I knew he was not going to use or get.

So today, the conversation started like this.

D'Angelo "Mom"
Me " Yes, D"
D'Angelo " I'm going to add a laptop to my Christmas List"
Me "I think you have too many expensive things on that list"
D'Angelo "OK I'll take stuff off so I can get the laptop and the I Touch "
Me "Do you know the story of Santa Claus"
D'Angelo " Yes, but tell me anyway"
Me " too much to type but I explained the story and mid story"
D'Angelo "WHAT! Don't tell me your Santa"
Me " Yes, honey Jorge and I are the ones that buy you your presents from Santa"
D'Angelo " You broke my heart"
Me " But we can still believe in the magic"
D'Angelo ___________________________(silence)

End of conversation, he didn't want to discuss it further and besides the fact that he's under the weather I think it depressed him because he went to sleep at 7:00pm. Poor thing, I busted his bubble.

It's not easy being a parent and I wish I could pretend forever but for real we totally can't. Wait until I tell him about the Tooth Fairy and The Easter Bunny. I'm in trouble. LOL


Maritza said...

I remember the day I told Chris. We were walking from the bus to our home in Brooklyn and she just came out and asked and I told her the truth. I was sadder than she was and I asked to help me keep the magic going for her brother and she did a beautiful job. Should I tell Matthew?

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

oh no, you didn't!!!!! my poor D! even I believe in santa claus after all these years :-) after all, if you believe in the magic of christmas, then he does exist, right? i think barbara said it best one day that we were discussing this at her house... but i don't remember her exact words... love ya, my bff (aka santa)

jo said...

*lol* too funny! You're right - parenting is cnot EASY!

RiNNE said...

You did what you had to do. I wouldve done the same thing! But poor guy...

bwgayoso said...

Ady, I remember the day that I learned that there really was no Santa (as in the image on your blog). I could not imagine that there was no sled and reindeer that flew the world in 24 hours : (.

There is no easy way to tell your kids the sad truth. I dread the day I have to tell Sophia and Olivia.

Trish said...

You're a good mom, Ady. Hang in there. My daughter cried and cried when I told her. When she calmed down, she then stated--"Thank God there is still the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny." I wanted to die. No, it isn't easy. But she is my helper to the little ones now, and I love that we share that. THAT is the true meaning...and he'll understand.

Someone once told me that it was smart to not tell a child about Santa around the holidays--that it was easier when it was in the off-season. Be thankful for that!!

Big hugs, my friend!!

Damaris said...

Hay, hay, hay...mi pobre angelito!!!! YOU MEANER!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! It breaks MY HEART that he is so devastated. hey...if you get him the lap top...I am more than sure that he can really heal rather quickly! LOL. Unfortunately and I am so sad to say that You did the right thing my friend.

Balou said...

(I could have sworn I left a comment on this before, but I think it was only in my head.)

I believed in Santa until I was 11 and then my 12-yr-old cousin killed it for me... at the family party... ON NOCHE BUENA! Can you imagine what a bummer that was?? When my parents and I got home from the party there were all these gifts under the tree that were not there earlier. I was like "nice try. I'm going to bed." That sucked. LOL!!