When most kids find out the truth about Santa Claus, they’re usually pretty bummed about it. But when 10-year-old Belle asked her parents once and for all if Santa is legit, her parents didn’t want to lie to her anymore. So they told her the truth. The secret was out, and Belle was pissed.
Belle wrote a scathing note to her parents explaining what they did to her by lying to her for so long. Her heart is broken, and she can no longer trust them.
Ah, but that wasn’t all the note said. Belle also drew a very poignant emoji for her parents that seemed to accurately convey her feelings — the middle finger.
So, of course, her mom, Nicki Adams, posted the sad, but kind of hilarious letter on Facebook. #middlefingeremoji
“Belle asked point blank about Santa and she’s been asking every day,” Adams wrote in the caption. “So we were truthful and she may never speak to us again……especially when we lost our ever-loving s**t at the pictures on the right that she slid under the door to us.”
“You have no idea what you just did,” Belle wrote. “I really tried to beli[e]ve. Everyone told me it[‘]s your parents. I can’t beli[e]ve you anymore. Is the [E]aster bunny real, how bout the tooth fairy huh? You just ruined a 10 year old’s child[‘]s LIFE thanks. Nothing will make me feel better U lied to me about som[e]thing I loved that BROKE my Heart (broken heart emoji).”
Adams told The Huffington Post that she and Belle’s father “cracked up laughing” at their daughter’s reaction. “We had to move to the bathroom to have a good laugh before we talked to her about the notes,” she said.
But like most 10-year-olds, Belle was quick to jump back on board the Santa train.
“Within minutes of the note Belle was just fine!” Adams said. “We spoke to her about the magic of Santa and how he lives in her heart. She now knows that it’s her duty to be part of Santa’s team and to help others believe and spread the magic of Christmas.”
Santa’s team just gained one more member, and we’re happy to have you, Belle!
(Image via Facebook.)