This mom had the perfect response to her kids asking about Santa

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As a parent, you never know when is the right time to break the news about Santa Claus. Do you wait for your kid to ask about him? Do you wait for your kid to learn it from someone else? Once your kid reaches a certain age, do you divulge the truth?

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Maxim, almost 4, laughs as he poses for a photograph at his apartment in Belgrade, Serbia November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica 
A drawing of what Maxim, almost 4, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen at his apartment in Belgrade, Serbia November 23, 2016. Maxim said he would like to get a plastic dinosaur. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Marko Djurica 
Emma Stanisic, 9, poses for a photograph in her piano class at the Elementary Music School in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic 
A drawing of what Emma Stanisic, 9, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 22, 2016. Emma wants a new phone or a tablet. For her brother she wants a toy, candy and a new frame for his glasses. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic 
Tom Alves, 10, poses for a photograph in his garden in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares 
A drawing of what Tom Alves, 10, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 25, 2016. "Now I prefer a computer. Before I wanted a video game, but on the computer I can do more things other than playing," Tom said. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares 
Dora Stanzl, 8, poses for a photograph in Zagreb, Croatia November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic 
A drawing of what Dora Stanzl, 8, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Zagreb, Croatia November 23, 2016. Dora's wishes on the drawing read: "Love and peace in the world" (L) and "diary". Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic 
Zofie Cizkova, 8, poses for a photograph in Prague, Czech Republic, November 24, 2016. REUTERS/David W Cerny 
A drawing of what Zofia, 8, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Warsaw, Poland November 24, 2016. "Dear Santa, I would like to get a cat. But a Robopanda would be ok too. I hope to see you this time. Zosia." she wrote. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel 
Adina Serikbayeva, 7, poses for a photograph at a musical school before her piano lesson in Almaty, Kazakhstan, November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
A drawing of what Adina Serikbayeva, 7, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Almaty, Kazakhstan, November 24, 2016. Adina dreams to get a house for her Barbie doll. Writing on the drawing reads: "House for Barbie." Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov 
Anna Krylova, 7, poses for a photograph at her house in the settlement of Zagoryansky, outside Moscow, Russia, November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor 
A drawing of what Anna Krylova, 7, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in the settlement of Zagoryansky, outside Moscow, Russia November 25, 2016. Anna wants a Lalaloopsy doll. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor 
Jaedene Alyzxandra Medina, 5, poses for a photograph inside her classroom at Child's Home Educational Center in Las Pinas, Metro Manila Philippines, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro 
A drawing of what Jaedene Alyzxandra Medina, 5, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Las Pinas, Metro Manila, Philippines, November 29, 2016. Jaedene said she wants a pet bunny (rabbit) because her mom doesn't allow her to have a pet dog or cat yet. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Zofia, 8, poses for a photograph in Warsaw, Poland November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel 
A drawing of what Zofie Cizkova, 8, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Prague, Czech Republic, November 24, 2016. "I want all the dogs to love all the cats," Sofie said. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/David W Cerny 
Dmitriy Kuchur, 5, poses for a photograph at his house in Minsk, Belarus, November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko 
A drawing of what Dmitriy Kuchur, 5, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Minsk, Belarus, November 23, 2016. Dmitriy wants Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko 
Sebastian Contreras, 8, poses for a photograph in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas 

A drawing of what Sebastian Contreras, 8, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, November 29, 2016. Sebastian wants a BB 8 robot. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Khanyo Mchunu, 13, posing for a photograph in front of her house in Embo, South Africa, November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Rogan Ward 
A drawing of what Khanyo Mchunu, 13, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Embo, South Africa, November 30, 2016. Khanyo wants a house. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Rogan Ward 
Mila, 10, poses for a photograph at her home in Skopje, Macedonia November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilvovski 
A drawing of what Mila, 10, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Skopje, Macedonia November 26, 2016. Mila wants her parents to be friends again. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilvovski 
Matias Ugarte, 6, poses for a photograph outside his school in Mexico City, Mexico, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero 
A drawing of what Matias Ugarte, 6, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Mexico City, Mexico, December 3, 2016. Matias wants a bicycle. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Henry Romero 
Morena Fay, 9, poses for a photograph in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci 
A drawing of what Morena Fay, 9, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 16, 2016. "I want to ask Papa Noel (Santa Claus) to bring me an electric guitar this Christmas, because I love music and I've wanted one for a long time," Morena said. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci 
Yoselin Ortuno, 5, poses for a photograph in Caracas, Venezuela December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello 
A drawing of what Yoselin Ortuno, 5, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Caracas, Venezuela December 5, 2016. Yoselin's letter reads: "Hello dear Santa, all year long I have behaved well at home and at school and I ask you to bring me a doll, a stroller and a bottle." Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Marco Bello 
Nela Ragulova, 6, poses for a photograph in Trencianske Stankovce, Slovakia, November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa 
A drawing of what Nela Ragulova, 6, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Trencianske Stankovce, Slovakia, November 24, 2016. Nela wants Lego construction toys. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa 
Dana Augustane, 10, poses for a photograph in Riga, Latvia, November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins 
A drawing of what Dana Augustane, 10, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Riga, Latvia, December 4, 2016. "I want to ask Santa to bring me a pyjama like my best friend Felicita has," Dana said. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins 
Diana Zhaldak, 4, poses for a photograph at her house near Kiev, Ukraine, November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich 
A drawing of what Diana Zhaldak, 4, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen near Kiev, Ukraine, November 22, 2016. Diana wants a magical, musical house where she can play. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich 
Pika Feliciana Kranjec, 4, poses for a photograph in Kranj, Slovenia, November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic 
A drawing of what Pika Feliciana Kranjec, 4, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Kranj, Slovenia, November 22, 2016. Pika wants a small lollipop. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic 
David Arias, 5, poses for a photograph at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, U.S. November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson 
A drawing of what David Arias, 5, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Santa Monica, California, U.S. November 22, 2016. David wants a police motorbike. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson 
Camila Garcia, 2, migrant from Venezuela, poses for a photograph in Quito, Ecuador, November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja 
A drawing of what Camila Garcia, 2, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Quito, Ecuador, November 23, 2016. Camila wants a new bear. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja 
Sandro, 6, poses for a photograph in Tbilisi, Georgia, November 19, 2016. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili 
A drawing of what Sandro, 6, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Tbilisi, Georgia, November 19, 2016. Sandro wants to get "Captain America" Lego set. He believes Santa can see his drawing and guess what he wants. He is waiting for his gift to be found under the Christmas tree. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili 
Clemence, 11, poses for a photograph in the cellar of her parents' wine making business in Aran-sur-Vilette, Switzerland December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse 
A drawing of what Clemence, 11, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Aran-sur-Vilette, Switzerland December 1, 2016. "I've wanted a Newfoundland dog for many years, and even more since working with them during a summer course," Clemence said. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse 
Georgie Kidd, 10, poses for a photograph in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden 
A drawing of what Georgie Kidd, 10, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales November 23, 2016. Georgie wants a fox. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden 
Raphaela Bernard, 4, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Altadena, California U.S., November 27, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni 
A drawing of what Raphaela Bernard, 4, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Altadena, California U.S., November 27, 2016. Raphaela wants a fairy garden. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Zeynep Akgul, 8, poses for a photograph at her home in Ankara, Turkey, November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas 
A drawing of what Zeynep Akgul, 8, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Ankara, Turkey, November 25, 2016. "I want to live in Paris with my best friend Alya. I want a house in Paris from Santa. I want to live in France because I was there for holiday this summer. I like Paris, I like people there. Everything in Paris is the way I like," Zeynep said. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Umit Bektas 
William Lawson, 11, from Measham poses for a photograph after playing a game of rugby in Oadby, Britain November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples 
A drawing of what William Lawson, 11, from Maesham wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Oadby, Britain November 21, 2016. "My Grandpa who takes me to my rugby matches says I should ask for a set of golf clubs for him but I would quite like a new pair of rugby boots for Christmas," said William. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Darren Staples 
Jasmine Maria, 6, poses for a photograph in Balham, south London, Britain November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth 
A drawing of what Jasmine Maria, 6, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in London, Britain, November 24, 2016. Jasmine's wish is a Playmobil hospital. "I want to match with my Playmobil castle, so that those people in there can go into the hospital," she said. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth 
Taj, 10, poses for a photograph in Encinitas, California, U.S., November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake 
A drawing of what Taj, 10, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Encinitas, California, U.S., November 24, 2016. Taj would like fruit trees for his new home and a leaf blower to help clean his garden. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Mike Blake 
Palesa Vinger, 12, poses outside her home in GillView, a suburb south of Johannesburg, South Africa, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko 
A drawing of what Palesa Vinger, 12, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in GillView, a suburb south of Johannesburg, South Africa, November 30, 2016. Palesa said she would love for Santa to give her a pair of Nike sneakers. "My mother promised to buy me one once I pass my grade, but I don't trust she will keep her promises," Palesa said. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko 
A drawing of what Isabel Lawson, 12, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Measham, Britain November 20, 2016. "I would like a Nomination bracelet (charm bracelet) with a charm of the Spanish flag and pink bunny. A pink bunny was my cuddly toy when I was a baby and we went to Spain in our camper van this summer," Isabel said. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Darren Staples 
A drawing of what Olivier Bommeli, 8, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Bern, Switzerland, November 24, 2016. Olivier said he wants a jerboa. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich 
A drawing of what Alicia, 4, from the indigenous community Tarahumara, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico November 26, 2016. Alicia wants a winter jacket and clothes for her cousins. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez 
A drawing of what Isabella Grunewald, 5, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Hanau, Germany November 23, 2016. Isabella hopes for a living bird as a pet and also a mermaid, a unicorn and an elf as fluffy toys because that is what she "likes most to play with at the moment." Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach 
A drawing of what Benjamin Valeriani, 7, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Montevideo, Uruguay December 2, 2016. Benjamin asked Santa for "Many, many presents and a Titanic Building Block Kit from Lego." Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Andres Stapff 
A drawing of what Onari Abigail, 8, wants to get for Christmas from Santa, is seen in Managua, Nicaragua November 23, 2016. Onari wants a castle full of princes and princesses. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas 
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Is there ever a right time?

One mom was faced with these hardships, but she didn't want to ruin the magic for her kids. Instead, she devised a brilliantly creative way to break the news to them.

Charity Hutchinson turned one small fairy tale into something good. By doing so, she's not only keeping the magic alive, but she's helping others as well.

Way to go, Mom!

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