inside the mind
I like what your mom said.
Did the way your mom handled it influence how you told your own kids?
Gal, it sort of did, and it's a funny story.When my oldest daughter asked me, I told her "don't ask if you don't want a truthful answer."She replied, "then I guess you've been lying to me all these years." (She was seven)I gave her a brief talk about how "Santa Claus" is the good feeling you get when you find just the right gift for someone, and see the happiness on their face when they open it.She left the room to think about it, came back five minutes later and said "So I guess the tooth fairy isn't real either."