After the conversation, you devote yourself to prayer, hoping that they won’t ruin Santa for their younger siblings and cousins.
There will come a time in every child's life when they begin to question the reality of Santa Claus. Regardless of how they're initially tipped off, the moments and days that follow their curious revelation may be difficult. Based on your child's age and disposition, some will be looking for the straight facts, while others will simply want reassurance that they can still believe in the jolly man who brings them gifts.
Either way, this chat is bound to happen at some point. These are the nine stages you will go through when your child finds out the truth about Santa, just like all the parents before you, the parents in there trenches with you now, and all the ones who will hear the dreaded three words "Is Santa real?" in the future.
Merry Christmas and good luck.