Re: Is Mickey Mouse real?
Boy that is a tough one. It could go smoothly or he can be really ticked that you tricked him. I'm not a fan of any child or adult that "outs" Santa or Mickey. My sister raised her kid without Santa and as my niece aged she felt compelled to "out" Santa. It ticked me off. My kids were raised Disney with their annual trips from the time they were 14 months old and 2 months old, they are 5 years apart in age. I know my son believed they were real, as were the Teenage Mutant Turtles. I think they just put it together on their own without ever asking.
I think you are in a tough spot. The staff and students seem determined to "out" his happy place characters. If he fights to defend them as real he will ultimately feel betrayed. What a sucidoodles position to be in. I really dislike adults that feel so superior that they must burst little kids bubbles for there own good. What the heck does the teacher think I'll hurt him now so he wont be hurt later? Makes little sense to me.
I've been pondering this for a while and fear they will push the point with your child, especially if your child is determined to prove them wrong. They will win obviously. I think I would ease him into the truth. Maybe talking careers. Who would you like to be Mickey or Donald? Would you rather be Mickey forever or be the driver of the monorail? That way you can ease him into it before the cat is totally out of the bag. Stupid People. Errr.
Some people are like Slinkies.
They aren't really good for anything,
but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.
Friends are Gods way of apologizing to us for our families.