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My son asked me about Santa just now

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My 9-year-old son came up to me before bedtime with a serious expression on his face and said, “Daddy, I have a question about Santa and I want you to tell me the truth.”

Oh boy, here we go, I thought. So I replied, “sure, what is it?”

“Does Santa Clause have diabetes?”

:shock:

“Why do you ask?”

“Because I know he is overweight and he eats all of those cookies. And I don’t think they have diabetes shots in the North Pole.”

So I dodged a bullet there, but now it looks like we will be leaving a healthier alternative than cookies for Santa this year.
 

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My 9-year-old son came up to me before bedtime with a serious expression on his face and said, “Daddy, I have a question about Santa and I want you to tell me the truth.”

Oh boy, here we go, I thought. So I replied, “sure, what is it?”

“Does Santa Clause have diabetes?”

:shock:

“Why do you ask?l

“Because I know he is overweight and he eats all of those cookies. And I don’t think they have diabetes shots in the North Pole.”

So I dodged a bullet there, but now it looks like we will be leaving a healthier alternative than cookies for Santa this year.

I heard Santa loves a nice salad!

Very sweet story. Hope your son's Christmas is wonderful.
 

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My 9-year-old son came up to me before bedtime with a serious expression on his face and said, “Daddy, I have a question about Santa and I want you to tell me the truth.”

Oh boy, here we go, I thought. So I replied, “sure, what is it?”

“Does Santa Clause have diabetes?”

:shock:

“Why do you ask?”

“Because I know he is overweight and he eats all of those cookies. And I don’t think they have diabetes shots in the North Pole.”

So I dodged a bullet there, but now it looks like we will be leaving a healthier alternative than cookies for Santa this year.

you are either really fortunate to have such an innocent son or that nine year old is ****ing with you
 

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My 9-year-old son came up to me before bedtime with a serious expression on his face and said, “Daddy, I have a question about Santa and I want you to tell me the truth.”

Oh boy, here we go, I thought. So I replied, “sure, what is it?”

“Does Santa Clause have diabetes?”

:shock:

“Why do you ask?”

“Because I know he is overweight and he eats all of those cookies. And I don’t think they have diabetes shots in the North Pole.”

So I dodged a bullet there, but now it looks like we will be leaving a healthier alternative than cookies for Santa this year.

:lol:

That is just too adorable!
 

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My 9-year-old son came up to me before bedtime with a serious expression on his face and said, “Daddy, I have a question about Santa and I want you to tell me the truth.”

Oh boy, here we go, I thought. So I replied, “sure, what is it?”

“Does Santa Clause have diabetes?”

:shock:

“Why do you ask?”

“Because I know he is overweight and he eats all of those cookies. And I don’t think they have diabetes shots in the North Pole.”

So I dodged a bullet there, but now it looks like we will be leaving a healthier alternative than cookies for Santa this year.

Aww what a nice thought from him. I guess your late Christmas eve snack will be sugar free. Thanks for sharing....:)
 

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My 9-year-old son came up to me before bedtime with a serious expression on his face and said, “Daddy, I have a question about Santa and I want you to tell me the truth.”

Oh boy, here we go, thought. So I replied, “sure, what is it?”

“Does Santa Clause have diabetes?”

:shock:

“Why do you ask?l

“Because I know he is overweight and he eats all of those cookies. And I don’t think they have diabetes shots in the North Pole.”

So I dodged a bullet there, but now it looks like we will be leaving a healthier alternative than cookies for Santa this year.
Well as to his actual question, I would remind him that Santa is supposed to be. Magical being, so things like diabetes don't affect him.

As to the inevitable question, when they finally ask, we talk to them about the spirit of giving and that Santa is the personification of that, and how we are all Santa in that aspect. When asked why they weren't told this earlier, we pointed out, honestly, on how younger children don't grasp more complex ideas so simpler explanations are given. That last part is a lot easier when they have younger siblings.

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you are either really fortunate to have such an innocent son or that nine year old is ****ing with you

Yeah, I think he is intentionally suspending his disbelief. His older brother was being annoying and told him there was no Santa a few months ago and his response was, “why are you trying to destroy my childhood?” :)
 

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Yeah, I think he is intentionally suspending his disbelief. His older brother was being annoying and told him there was no Santa a few months ago and his response was, “why are you trying to destroy my childhood?” :)

He was messing with you. He trolled you. He was snickering while you bumbled and stumbled on a red herring.

I wouldn't let someone get away with that. How you gonna get 'm back?
 

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He was messing with you. He trolled you. He was snickering while you bumbled and stumbled on a red herring.

I wouldn't let someone get away with that. How you gonna get 'm back?

Cat poop as his stocking stuffers?
 

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Cat poop as his stocking stuffers?

And his brother too. He went and told his brother, they had a good laugh, no one filled you in. I'd get them.
 

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Yeah, I think he is intentionally suspending his disbelief. His older brother was being annoying and told him there was no Santa a few months ago and his response was, “why are you trying to destroy my childhood?” :)

My girls did that **** for years, Bob. When they finally laughed and admitted they knew he wasn't real, I asked them why they didn't tell me sooner. I mean, hell. I went to so much trouble, buying the special Santa gift, with special wrapping paper and bows (because one year I used the same stuff and they caught it). We left out cookies and milk. We left out carrots for Rudolph, and reindeer food in the front yard. They answered, "Well, Santa always got us extra special presents, so if we told you we didn't believe, we might not get that present." :lol:
 

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My girls did that **** for years, Bob. When they finally laughed and admitted they knew he wasn't real, I asked them why they didn't tell me sooner. I mean, hell. I went to so much trouble, buying the special Santa gift, with special wrapping paper and bows (because one year I used the same stuff and they caught it). We left out cookies and milk. We left out carrots for Rudolph, and reindeer food in the front yard. They answered, "Well, Santa always got us extra special presents, so if we told you we didn't believe, we might not get that present." :lol:

We fool them them for a few years, and then they fool us. It is all part of the fun. :)
 

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We fool them them for a few years, and then they fool us. It is all part of the fun. :)

I laughed as hard as they did when they admitted it. Then I locked myself in the bathroom and cried a little. It was a fun part of Christmas that has now passed.
 

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I laughed as hard as they did when they admitted it. Then I locked myself in the bathroom and cried a little. It was a fun part of Christmas that has now passed.

It is funny you mentioned using the same wrapping paper one year. When my Mom made that same mistake one year that was what confirmed my own suspicions.
 

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My girls did that **** for years, Bob. When they finally laughed and admitted they knew he wasn't real, I asked them why they didn't tell me sooner. I mean, hell. I went to so much trouble, buying the special Santa gift, with special wrapping paper and bows (because one year I used the same stuff and they caught it). We left out cookies and milk. We left out carrots for Rudolph, and reindeer food in the front yard. They answered, "Well, Santa always got us extra special presents, so if we told you we didn't believe, we might not get that present." :lol:

smart girls

don't let on about the easter bunny, however
 

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It is funny you mentioned using the same wrapping paper one year. When my Mom made that same mistake one year that was what confirmed my own suspicions.

Yeah it was the same with the Easter Bunny. Had to hide all the wrappings, etc. Kids are sharper than we give them credit for.
 

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smart girls

don't let on about the easter bunny, however

My youngest told me she hadn't believed in the Easter Bunny in years. I said, "No?" and she said, "Mom. An 8 foot tall white rabbit walking around leaving candy and stuffed animals in our bedrooms? No. Just no. Not only is it not believable, it's creepy." :lol:
 

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Yeah, I think he is intentionally suspending his disbelief. His older brother was being annoying and told him there was no Santa a few months ago and his response was, “why are you trying to destroy my childhood?” :)

I think many children "believe" in spite of their own questions. Enjoy it while it lasts.
 

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My 9-year-old son came up to me before bedtime with a serious expression on his face and said, “Daddy, I have a question about Santa and I want you to tell me the truth.”

Oh boy, here we go, I thought. So I replied, “sure, what is it?”

“Does Santa Clause have diabetes?”

:shock:

“Why do you ask?”

“Because I know he is overweight and he eats all of those cookies. And I don’t think they have diabetes shots in the North Pole.”

So I dodged a bullet there, but now it looks like we will be leaving a healthier alternative than cookies for Santa this year.

Leave it to a kid....... Great story especially close to Christmas!!
 

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It is funny you mentioned using the same wrapping paper one year. When my Mom made that same mistake one year that was what confirmed my own suspicions.

I found the presents up the attic. I almost ruined it on myself. Mom was smart enough to come up with a good story. We had no chimney so Santa dropped them off early for her to put them under the tree on Christmas. If I told anyone he might come and take them back. Not a peep to my younger sister. But as soon as I started school the older kids ruined it once and for all.
 

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I found the presents up the attic. I almost ruined it on myself. Mom was smart enough to come up with a good story. We had no chimney so Santa dropped them off early for her to put them under the tree on Christmas. If I told anyone he might come and take them back. Not a peep to my younger sister. But as soon as I started school the older kids ruined it once and for all.

when i figured it out (at about 26 if i remember correctly) the folks played the big brother card
being in on the secret and keeping it from my 4 year younger kid brother was almost as much fun as believing
it became my job to keep the ruse alive
good times
 

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My 9-year-old son came up to me before bedtime with a serious expression on his face and said, “Daddy, I have a question about Santa and I want you to tell me the truth.”

Oh boy, here we go, I thought. So I replied, “sure, what is it?”

“Does Santa Clause have diabetes?”

:shock:

“Why do you ask?”

“Because I know he is overweight and he eats all of those cookies. And I don’t think they have diabetes shots in the North Pole.”

So I dodged a bullet there, but now it looks like we will be leaving a healthier alternative than cookies for Santa this year.
Sounds like something his mom might of put him up to in order to get you eat healthier

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My youngest told me she hadn't believed in the Easter Bunny in years. I said, "No?" and she said, "Mom. An 8 foot tall white rabbit walking around leaving candy and stuffed animals in our bedrooms? No. Just no. Not only is it not believable, it's creepy." :lol:

Shhh.. that wasn't the easter bunny , that was Harvey, the pooka.
 
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