Thursday, December 20, 2012

How I found out the truth about Christmas


Today we decorated the Christmas tree at home and it reminded me of when I found out...well, you know...the truth about Santa/ Three Kings... *please put your kids away of this blog*.

I accidentally opened the closet in the guests bedroom, and it was packed with bags, through which I could see some toy boxes, that I recognized as the toys that I had written down on my letter to the Three Kings -because in Spain, it's the Three Kings day that we celebrate the most-. Anyway, I started screaming and shouting and ran to my mom to ask her what the hell was going on in that closet. It of course didn't need much explanation and I connected the dots pretty fast. But instead of explaining anything, my mom came to the guests bedroom, closed the closet and we had the following conversation (approx.)

Mom: Okay, nothing happened here. Go to the living room and come back in 10 minutes.
Me: NO!! NO!! NO!! 
Mom pushes me out. I wait outside and I can hear the sound of paper and plastinc and how she's manipulating the boxes. After ten minutes, she calls me in, and opening the closet, she says:

Mom: See? The boxes are empty!! I...erm...just...took them out of the trash because...um...I'm taking them to the church for charity...!
Me: You're lying!! Why would poor people want the boxes and not the toys inside?
Mom: Now that's it! Calling me a liar? You go to your room and stop trying to be smarter than me!

And this is how my mom tried to preserve my innocence, and how we both kept ignoring the fact that I knew the truth -I was secretly afraid that, if I openly said I didn't believe, my parents wouldn't have the obligation to give me Christmas presents anymore-.

If you have any experience to share about how you found out? Put it in the comment box below!!




Anyway, since I'm going to an isolated house for the weekend, so far from everything that not even the end of the world would reach that place, I thought I should wish you all Merry Christmas since I might not make another post before that time.


16 comments:

  1. It's so much like your mom!!! :D

    We don't do it in the same way as you do, but a tradition in DK is that someone dresses up as Santa and bring gifts.. I revealed my cousin because he didn't take of his watch - and another year my grandmom because of her ring! :D

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    1. Haha and you didn't say anything? I think it's a cool tradition but it can lead to many problems like maybe asking for more presents?

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  2. ha ha ha.. funny way to find out about Santa! well I still believe one day Santa will come and surprise me with all the gifts I ask him every year ;). A gal can dream, can't she?
    Happy hols!!

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    1. I hope you'll get many this year!, you never know!

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  3. Funny way to find out about Santa, I guess we all find out some time.
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Kym! But yeah, we all find out, but hopefully the meaning is still there :)

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  4. In regards to why a charity would want the boxes; the reason is children love boxes to play with (or was it just me) especially big boxes in which pedal powered dumper trucks would come in as the box would then be turned into a house with a door and window. In regards to how I found out; I was reading a blog one day and it all came to light... i'm going to go and sit in the corner for a while now and have a little cry :,(

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    1. Hmm that would've actually been a good excuse, there's something cozy about boxes, but my mom didn't really explain too well xD And hey, I warned you at the beginning! It seems like my latest posts are not doing any good to your mental health; first trauma and now depression..well, sorry! And merry christmas!

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    2. Lol it's all play talk, your blogs are awesome :-)

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  5. Oh no, I can imagine how you must have felt as a little kid, all your beliefs gone (well, not all). I don't even remember how I found out. But I remember how one of my brothers, the little one, found out. He said (and you could hear he so wanted to believe it but already had some doubts): "But the Easter bunny does exist!" And when we told him it didn't either, he started crying.

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    1. Haha awww that's sweet! When I found out I also thought the rest of the fantastic creatures that visited me at night (tooth fairy f.ex) were visiting me at night for a reason lol. Thanks for commenting!

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  6. Hey Andre. Happy Holidays! Have a good one. :)

    xoxo,
    Anna Biotic

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    1. Thanks, you too! Thanks for commenting :D

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  7. Love your blog! Hope you had a Great Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year! All the best for you in 2013

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    1. Thanks a lot Matt, keep up the good Ramblings and have a great New Year :)

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