Santa, that big jolly guy with the reindeer who fly through the night, pulling along his sleigh so that he can deliver all of the presents to boys and girls across the world.
Well... that's what I used to think!
Today Yesterday, the Christmas Blogging Challenge asks When/How did you learn that Santa wasn't real? (I was the silly girl who didn't click publish last night!)
This is something I remember exactly and likely always will (it helps that I have a very very good photographic memory).
Cue light bulb moment.
I knew that Santa was supposed to make the toys in the North Pole - and I knew that China definitely wasn't in the North Pole - So I confronted my Mum straight away.
She was taking down the Christmas tree at the time, when I said....
"Santa's not real.. isn't he? That's why this says made in China"
She looked at me half shocked and half upset because she knew it was coming and simply said "No... he isn't real"
I said "Oh, okay" before pondering what I'd just found out and getting hit with a massive realisation...
"Oh gosh, Mum... The tooth fairy isn't real? The Easter Bunny isn't real either?!?!!"
I don't know whether my Mum was more upset or I - not only had I found out that Santa wasn't real - everything else fell like dominoes!
My mum reassured me and told me that no, they weren't real either - but I couldn't tell my sister or any of the other kids at school.
I still got to pretend that Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy were real since my sister was younger and so were my cousins - but I remember bursting into tears when my sister found out that Santa wasn't real because my 11 year old self thought that Christmas was ruined and we'd never get any presents again :P
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