Parents have to tell their kids there’s no Santa Claus one day, right? Well, this kid thought she was ready to know the truth. However, when it finally hit her, she flipped. But it wasn’t in a way you’d expect. Read her 4-page letter to her parents.
Parent Nicki Adams mentioned that she was upset at first when she received the letter underneath her door. But eventually — after telling her 10-year-old daughter, Belle, that there was no Santa Claus — Nicki and her husband found her reaction hilariously entertaining…well, after a while, anyway. Specifically, the mother mentioned as follows.
“The time has finally come. Belle asked point blank about Santa and she’s been asking every day. So we were truthful and she may never speak to us again……especially when we lost our ever loving s**t at the pictures on the right that she slid under the door to us…#dontlaugh”
When learning there’s no Santa Claus — after years of thinking “Kris Kringle” leaves tons of presents for good little children — it can be quite daunting if kids aren’t as ready as they think to handle the truth. Here’s how Belle addressed her parents.
“You have no idea what you just did. I really tried to [believe]. Everyone told me ‘it’s your parents.’ I can’t [believe] you anymore. Is the Easter bunny real? How about the Tooth Fairy, huh? You just ruined a 10-year-old child’s LIFE. Thanks.
Nothing will make me feel better. [You] lied to me about something I loved. That BROKE my heart </3.”
After this, the parents switched to the third and fourth pages of the “no Santa Claus” letter. This is where she really expressed her mind, unfiltered — and aligned with today’s technological communication, no less. She gave them a #MiddleFingerEmoji. You can see the Facebook post, below.
Once the parents read the full “no Santa Claus” letter, she noted via Facebook that she and her husband went from “omg, what did we do” to “omg, that’s so hilarious that I can’t breathe!”
Nicki Adams also noted that the “no Santa Claus” talk came at a bad time. While Belle had continued to repetitively ask, she finally caught her mother while she was “in a mood,” says the mother. After Belle’s “moment,” the parents say that she attempted to take the “no Santa” letter back. However, the parents decided to keep it for future reference — like when the daughter has kids of her own, one day.
The mother also added that she laughed “so hard” that she had to exit the room. The last two pages probably weren’t expected. Nicki mentioned that Belle was having a serious moment during her expression time.
Interestingly enough, one woman, Jennifer Merchant, shared a letter with the mother. Coincidentally, Nicki noted that the letter was actually the exact one they read to Belle when they broke the news. In the parent’s “no Santa Claus” letter, it reads as follows.
“‘Are Mom and Dad really Santa?’…The answer is no. We are not Santa. There is no one, single Santa. We are the people who fill your stocking and choose and wrap the presents under the tree — just as our parents did for us, their parents did for them, and you will do for your kids someday.”
This specific “no Santa” letter went on to detail the essence of the Santa concept, altogether. It states that Santa is “lots and lots of people who keep the spirit of Christmas alive.”
“Santa is the magic and love and spirit of giving to others. What he does is teach children to believe in something they can’t see or touch.”
It talks plenty more about “believing,” and this is possibly what Belle meant when she mentioned, in the “no Santa Claus” note, trying to believe. Several people empathize that they’ve had to undergo similar explanations with their kids. However, other parents also note that they have a certain “reserve” about breaking the “no Santa” news after seeing this mother’s post.
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