My daughter has been asking a lot of questions. The first was the Easter Bunny. She said that people call the Easter Bunny "Peter Cottontail" but Peter is a boy's name and the Easter Bunny lays eggs. Only girls lay eggs, so the Easter Bunny must be a girl. But then she said that bunnies don't lay eggs so how does that work. Eventually she worked it out that it's just a story. After that, she started asking questions about other things along those lines. Reindeer don't really fly, and Santa couldn't fit down a chimney or get to everyone's house in one night. Etc.
I'm afraid she's going to tell all her friends and their moms and dads will get upset with me! Is this a silly fear? I can't help it. She was asking about how babies are made, and I just answered each question without explaining more than she specifically asked, but she kept asking questions and before long had the whole thing worked out. She told a friend about it, and the friend's mom said that they were putting off having that discussion, like she was unhappy that I'd told my daughter. Wait till my daughter tells the girl that there's no Santa! I told my daughter that kids like to pretend about Santa so we often pretend he's real even though he isn't and other kids might be having fun thinking he's real still. But she's 5. And she's a young 5. She doesn't have that kind of impulse control. In head, out mouth.
So how do you deal with this kind of thing? It's more of a peer pressure thing between me and other parents than specifically related to my daughter, maybe. I'm not going to not answer questions my daughter asks because her friend's mom might not like it. How do I handle this whole situation? I'm lost. Surely someone else has dealt with this.