Harmless childhood fantasy or blatant lying?

8 Mar

Daily Prompt: The Tooth Fairy (or Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus . . .): a fun and harmless fiction, or a pointless justification for lying to children?

Is it all harmless? I bet you know what I am going to say….

fantasyTry and explain to an autistic child, who sees the world in the most literal sense, how Santa Clause can possibly get round all the houses in all the world, and down all the chimneys (which many houses now don’t have), magic or not…. You would tie yourself in a fantastical knot and they would win with their literal questioning!

I fully understand the magical element of tooth fairies, Christmas, and so on, but when an autistic child is old and aware enough to know that it is not likely to be true, I think that is the time to come clean!! 

Until then, let the magic do its trick, I guess! 

I know that Christmas for me was not quite the same when I knew the truth, but remember, autistic children don’t see things the same way, so it is very possible they will not be bothered about it in the same way either! 

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