We didn't start out with Santa. I felt no need to do so in order to keep the magic of Christmas. But when AJ was 4, she met the Santa at Alpenrose Dairy and insisted he was real. I figured if she wanted to believe, who was I to destroy that for her.
But it was all short lived. She took it very well, but I suppose if you've only spent two years believing it's not really as big a let down.
She has been asked to keep the magic alive for other children.