Kids and Santa

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  1. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    So here's my situation.Christmas is coming fast,and my kids(ages 12 and 10)still believe in Santa Claus.I can't believe at this age that some of their friends at school haven't told them yet.So,do we tell them the truth about Santa(and save them the possible embarrassment from school kids),or do we just let it go and hope for the best? We're torn on what to do.
     
  2. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    It's time. I stopped believing 3 years ago.
     
  3. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Maybe they believe in the spirt of Santa, and not the actual figure? I believe in the spirt.....
     
  4. TrueNomadSkies

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    Well from personal experience, I never had to be told that Santa & friends aren't real, so I can't say whether or not it crushed me or whatever. I just drew the conclusion when I got to however old I was, but still appreciated the sentiments that they bring, and it never really changed anything.

    Keeping that in mind, you could always start by dropping hints & whatnot, but I wouldn't be surprised if they knew already, but that like me, were choosing not to rebel for the sake of keeping a the mentality alive. Well that, and there's always the fear of not getting presents if you don't believe/let you know that they know what's up, etc.
     
  5. Lazerwave

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    My mom always says, "You may not believe Santa in your eyes, but you have to believe in him in you heart."
     
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    Let them keep believing for as long as possible. Trust me, once your kids stop believing in Santa, then Christmas loses some of it's magic.
     
  7. AnithaPrime

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    Well I was told he wasn't real when I was 9. But the numerous daycare's with older asshole kids had made me really speculate his existence before then. I'd say tell them, it's time they knew.
     
  8. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    I think of Santa as a mascot figure for Christmas, nothing more. Christmas never lost it's magic for me, even after I stopped believing in ol' St. Nick.
     
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    hahaha

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  10. Doug

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    I used to believed in Santa when I was a kid. But I stopped believing when I was in the 3rd grade. I remember when I was in the 4th grade, a kid admitted he still believes in Santa and everybody laughed at him.

    I think what you can do to convince them and it might be disappointing to them. Have them stay up during Christmas Eve night and they will find out that Santa never arrived and bring out their gifts to show them he doesn't exist.

    I agree what Tigertrack and Lazerwire have said, just let them believe in Santa in spirit and heart.
     
  11. ShiroPrime

    ShiroPrime blargh

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    Not necessarily. I was told from the get-go Santa never existed, and yet Christmas always had its magical touch for me; up until I turned into a cynical bastard, but granted, it's making its return on me.
     
  12. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    You gotta tell them now....they may never forgive you, if they had to hear it from someone else...
     
  13. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    Don't flat out tell them, just get sloppy and leave on a price tag or hide the presents badly or something. Let them figure out for themselves.

    Life is all about figuring stuff out for yourself, it's the best way to learn.
     
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    Let the kids have fun. I wish I still believed in Klaus. Knowing the truth about things sucks!
     
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    I mean lots still believe in Santa, even in an Adult age.
     
  16. seekerblackout

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    I stopped believing last year :eek: . I DO believe in the spirit though. Let 'em have their fun
     
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    I stopped believing in Santa when I was 4 or 5. I still remember to this day. I was sleeping one night and then my brother came upstairs, woke me up, and told me that mom and dad were downstairs wrapping gifts. I can't say I was really a believer to begin with though.
     
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    Either just let them find out themselves or tell it to them straight forward. Btt a warning, When I stopped believing like 2 years ago at 12, Christmas just wasn't the same.
     
  19. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Take them Christmas Shopping, and make them buy 1 gift for each other to see what it's all about (just make sure neither kid knows what they are getting from the other). If you have to provide cash for them to buy said gifts, then do so. Make them realize that Santa is a lie. Hell, show them the history of the character's invention and use through history. Behold the glory of holiday driven consumerism!

    Well honestly, if they still believe in the big fat guy then...hmm....I'd hate to rain on their parade. Man, even if I had to do this for my eventual kids it's tough. Usually they just find out on their own from school or firends, like where babies really come from.
     
  20. AutoBobby

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    That's what we're thinking.It just doesn't feel right to come right out and tell them,but our biggest "fear" is that kids at school will make fun of them for still believing.Some kids can be so mean.
     

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