how the f#ck do you stare down a two year old and say: "there ain't no f#ckin santa claus, i aint got no money, and i can't even buy me a beer," without feeling like the king of the world?
that guy did the right thing. four and two? they needed to know the truth. their parents are broke, and there is no santa clause. they aren't a real family, and things would invariably be better if they hadn't been born.