My 8 year old daughter has begun asking questions about Santa’s existence.  On the way home from piano lessons tonight, she asked, “Mom, how can Santa be real.” I know it won’t be long before I’m going to have to give her straight answers to the Santa questions.

In poking around online trying to get some ideas from other parents about how they have handled this sensitive subject, I found a letter written by Martha Brockenbrough to her daughter Lucy, which answers the Santa question so beautifully that I cannot imagine any other way to tell my daughters the truth. With this letter as a parenting tool, I feel they will be given a gift that will help them keep the magic of Santa in their hearts forever regardless of the season.

This is the actual letter I will give my daughters when they are ready with much gratitude to Martha Brockenbrough.

Kathy Shea Mormino

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My 8 year old daughter has begun asking questions about Santa’s existence.  On the way home from piano lessons tonight, she asked, “Mom, how can Santa be real.” I know it won’t be long before I’m going to have to give her straight answers to the Santa questions.

In poking around online trying to get some ideas from other parents about how they have handled this sensitive subject, I found a letter written by Martha Brockenbrough to her daughter Lucy, which answers the Santa question so beautifully that I cannot imagine any other way to tell my daughters the truth. With this letter as a parenting tool, I feel they will be given a gift that will help them keep the magic of Santa in their hearts forever regardless of the season.

This is the actual letter I will give my daughters when they are ready with much gratitude to Martha Brockenbrough.
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shannon karcher
shannon karcher
10 years ago

Thank you for sharing this. My 6 year old son is inquisitive and very logical in his thinking. He has no interest in sitting in Santa's lap at the mall, or places like that because he says that he knows that they aren't the real Santa. Lately it's been wearing on me that it's only a matter of time before I get asked the dreaded question, and there is no point in lying to him- he knows, he always knows.They grow up way to fast.

TheChickenChick
TheChickenChick
10 years ago

Thank you, Esther. ♥

Esther widgren
Esther widgren
10 years ago

How lovely. Can't believe I'm teary-eyed! Wishing you and yours a Christmas full of Magic!

TheChickenChick
TheChickenChick
10 years ago

Wasn't it? I had to share.

Donna McGlasson
Donna McGlasson
10 years ago

Oh, Kathy, that is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it.