When children hear that Santa Claus isn’t real, it’s usually because someone at school dropped the bomb. Or if you’re like us, you started to notice that Santa’s writing looked an awful lot like your mom’s. Most kids don’t want to know the real deal and we get it. They think they’re going to lose out on presents when in reality, they might score even better loot since Mom and Dad don’t have to pull double duty. But it’s fine, really. It’s magical and lovely and it keeps the dream alive.
But what happens if your kid asks you point-blank if the big guy is real. Well, that’s what happened to Nicki Adams and her husband, whose daughter Belle wanted the truth. So they told her. And the 10-year-old was not impressed. In fact, she was downright pissed.
— The Bump (@thebump) December 21, 2015
Damn. Her parents not only crushed her dreams but they BROKE her heart. And, really, how can she believe anything they ever say, ever again? Here’s hoping that Belle’s folks don’t give their daughter the same answer regarding the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy as they did with Santa. Because there will be hell to pay. HELL.
Because while this letter was sad, Belle’s bold emoji creation took it to a whole other hilarious level — and may be the best thing ever. No, no, we swear we’re not laughing, this is a very serious matter. But Belle’s signoff is amazing. #middlefingeremoji FTW!
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