Today I feel hugely sad at having to tell felix the truth about Santa!
He has asked so many times this Christmas about it that I felt I finally has no choice!
I read a letter to him that I found on the Internet which I thought was such a lovely way of sharing the secret!
This is what I said to him!
" I know you’ve wanted the answer to this question for a while, and I’ve had to give it careful thought to know just what to say.
The answer is no. There is no one Santa.
I am the person who fills your stockings with presents, though. I also choose and wrap the presents under the tree, the same way my mother did for me, and the same way her mother did for her. (And yes, Daddy helps, too.)
I imagine you will someday do this for your children, and I know you will love seeing them run down the stairs on Christmas morning. You will love seeing them sit under the tree, their small faces lit with Christmas lights.
This won’t make you Santa, though.
Santa is bigger than any person, and his work has gone on longer than any of us have lived. What he does is simple, but it is powerful. He teaches children how to have belief in something they can’t see or touch.
It’s a big job, and it’s an important one. Throughout your life, you will need this capacity to believe: in yourself, in your friends, in your talents and in your family. You’ll also need to believe in things you can’t measure or even hold in your hand. Here, I am talking about love, that great power that will light your life from the inside out, even during its darkest, coldest moments.
Santa is a teacher, and I have been his student, and now you know the secret of how he gets down all those chimneys on Christmas Eve: he has help from all the people whose hearts he’s filled with joy.
With full hearts, people like Daddy and me take our turns helping Santa do a job that would otherwise be impossible.
So, no. I am not Santa. Santa is love and magic and hope and happiness. I’m on his team, and now you are, too.
I love you and I always will."
I am proud that my boy took the news well and with amazement! Suddenly everything clicked for him and I think he felt a little stupid that he didn't know before but I reassured him that it was fine to feel like this and that he was now the keeper of a great secret and was now on santa's team!
Let's hope he is far more mature than me and manages not to tell his little sister!!!