I made a big oopsie, a flub, an out right bad call. To make a LONG story short, Megan asked me about the easter bunny and what the " real deal" was. It went as follows......I'll change our names for story telling purposes, I am MM (Mean Mommy) and she is PC (Poor Child) it goes a lil somethin like this......
PC " Mom tell me what's the real deal with the Easter bunny? I know it's not a guy in a giant bunny suit."
MM " you want the truth, are you sure?"
PC " yes, is it you and daddy?"
MM (short pause) " yes it is mommy and daddy."
PC (looking horrified) " IT IS???????"
MM " Oh my gosh you didn't know???"
PC " NOOOO!" (starting to tear up)
MM " I am sooooo sorry I thought you knew when you asked me!!"
PC "No, it was just a guess but I really believed it was magic and not you guys! I suppose you are going to tell me Santa's not real either!" (sees the look on my face) " Oh great Santa's you guys too! I defended Santa to all my friends too!" Real Crying begins now
MM ( me thinking to myself come clean or say yes santa's real, yes? No? yes? no? just do it and get it over with!!) " No baby I am sorry Santa is us too. "
PC between sobs " What about the tooth fairy??"
MM ( staring at my feet silent) looks up timidly...
PC " Oh so they are all made up! This is just great!" more tears..
So we hug for awhile and I TRY to make things better by explaining the stories and how they are just fun for kids etc etc etc, then scott comes and and looks at us and asks what's wrong and we explain it to him so he's trying to help ........let me tell you, I have so many words or emotions I could describe to explain how I felt but let's just use crap. I. FELT. LIKE. CRAP. I just broke her heart and ripped away her childhood! ( later that evening Scott informs me I am being way over dramatic and the kid is 12 now and it's time for her to know the truth so she doesn't get her ass kicked at school defending the easter bunny or santa) See how we just balance each other out?? Anyway, I know she is older than most kids when it comes to finding out the truth, but it still kinda stung a little. Kinda bittersweet I guess. I sure as heck didnt enjoy being the one to burst her magic bubble either! Needless to say I KNOW THESE THINGS HAPPEN and it's part of growing up, just made me a little sad. So I felt like I had a stupid mom moment ( hate those!) but of coarse Scott is STILL laughing about it AND told his coworkers who now yell "SANTA KILLER!" to me whenever he calls me from work and ask if I will be killing Cupid next. ha ha very funny
We also discussed the real meaning of Easter and had a long talk about Jesus. Then Megan says " since we're talking about Jesus and the Bible, I have a question. I don't get what the deal with Moses is, he was just a man so how did he part the sea and free the slaves? " So I try to explain that the best I ( my best probably being someone else's worst) can and basically tell her God worked through Moses.
So she says " Oh, so Moses was a tool." Which by this time I was feeling a lil slap happy and boy did that hit me wrong! Yes I laughed, yes I explained why I laughed when she's looking at me like I have just gone mad, because a tool is slang for jerk, and she was all laughing then and apologizing to Moses.
It was a long night......................................