It is always good to remember the time when you were just a little child who woke up on Christmas morning and found gifts under the tree that Santa had brought while you were asleep during the night. Christmas is the most magical time of the year, especially for the kids who always impatiently wait for Santa’s presents under the Christmas tree.
But then they arrive at the point when they start asking questions and soon realize that the cute white-bearded granddad is not really real. I mean, how did the presents actually get there?! Who is he and how on Earth does he get down the chimney when you live in an apartment. The answers can be dream-crushing for any kid. However, one family managed to think of a soul-stirring and heartwarming way, to share the truth about Santa with their children.
“In our family, we have a special way of transitioning the kids from receiving from Santa, to becoming a Santa,” wrote Leslie Rush, a 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.” The mom wrote the story ten years ago, however, it is still as relevant and here is why.
The Rush family have a tradition of telling their children the truth about Santa
“In our family, we have a special way of transitioning the kids from receiving from Santa, to becoming a Santa,” Leslie Rush explains
Their amazing story has gone viral and managed to warm a lot of hearts
Keep reading to see some of the touching feedback and the positive comments
Some of the people reacted by sharing their personal stories on finding out about Santa
They continued on the tradition for Christmas.
Some of them, embrace the idea and they intend to tell their kids about Santa without ruining the magic of Christmas
Some thought that 6 or 7 years old is too early for such a revelation…
…while others believed even at 12 children shouldn’t be deprived of believing
Some 8 and 10 years old children still believe in Santa
And have a very clever way to answer to nonbelievers.