Their children are 5 and 3 years old.
Dax Shephard said:
“This is going to be very controversial. I have a fundamental rule that I will never lie to them, which is challenging at times. Our 5-year-old started asking questions like, ‘Well, this doesn’t make sense, and that doesn’t make sense.’ I’m like, ‘You know what? This is just a fun thing we pretend while it’s Christmas.’ “
He said that his children still feel the Christmas magic all around them and LOVE all things Santa – including watching movies about Santa and talking about him. They’re still happy and everything’s fine despite knowing Santa isn’t real.
What do you think about this? If your kids ask “is Santa real?”, will you tell them the truth?
I know I will – my daughter (8) often tells me that kids at school say Santa isn’t real. So I ask her “do you think Santa is real” and she says “yes”.
The idea of Santa being someone who brings gifts – both of my kids still love the idea of him.
Obviously, my husband and I are Santa, and although we aren’t a jolly, white bearded, man; we still embody the spirit of Santa.
I wouldn’t lie to her though – if she ever ever said “but Santa really isn’t real right?” then of course I’d tell her.
But for now – my kids love everything about Christmas and Santa.