Do You Still Believe in Myths?

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@twoey68 (13662)
United States
September 28, 2007 11:03pm CST
Do your children still believe in things like the tooth fairy, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny? If not, at what age did they stop? Did you tell them or did they find out on their own? I remember believing in the tooth fairy up until I was about 7 and Santa Claus till I was about 8 or 9. My oldest brother is the one that told me the truth but it was ok b/c after I found out I got to help be "Santa" to my younger brothers. My Nephew is 10 and he doesn't believe in any of it anymore although he does believe in dragons and such LOL How old were you when you quit believing? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
29 Sep 07
No...I stopped believing in honest politicians a long time ago....:) Actually I was fairly young when I quit believing in all of those things. I may have been about six or seven.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
29 Sep 07
The first sentence is quoted for truth, bumped, and rated positive for great justice, by theprogamer.
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
29 Sep 07
I do not yet have any children, but I have 11 nieces and nephews. My mother did not lie to us and I know that my sisters do not lie to their kids. Besides, it does not make sense to go out and spend your hard earned money on gifts and then give credit to a stranger.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
29 Sep 07
I still believe in fair relationships and fair marriage; I've been through some major crap and I've seen some from other horrors done to male friends/family and social groups. So I'd say thats believing in a myth, at least somewhat. Now for the less morbid response. Other myths I didn't really believe in but played along. In the end I was able to find out what things were. Especially since mom and dad were not good ninjas (yep caught them in the act! XD)
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@violeta_va (4842)
• Australia
29 Sep 07
I dont think I ever belived in them to be honest I belived in many other things but santa was a person that gave you presents at your parents's work place and easter bunny well we dont have that. I started reading very young and I used to cry when I was reading a lot of the stories. So one day my father sat me down and explained to me (I was about 5 and by that age I was reading as good as he was) and he told me that the stories a not always real. Which was a great relive for me.
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• United States
29 Sep 07
My children found out around the age of 10 - 11 but they still tried to have me believe that they believed LOL ! They found out from friends. My older children said they wish they still believed because it seems so different now than then.
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@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
15 Oct 07
I can not remember when I quit believing,are even if I did believe.I can remember a time looking for hidden christmas gifts I wasn't to old then. My children quit beieving around 6/7 years old.That was when I quit hidding the gifts till chritmas eve.
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@mouse27 (1156)
• Canada
15 Oct 07
i beleive in the spirit of santa clause. there was after all an actual man that used to bring the less fortunate little boys and girls gifts during christmas. people jsut kept the spitit of this man alive by continuing the gift if giving
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@bizmom (515)
• United States
15 Oct 07
lol well our kids KNOW there is no Santa and they KNOW its us only cuz well.. they are 13 & 11 and my 13 yo found out at maybe 10 there wasnt a SANTA and my little about 9 only cuz her sister told her :( BUT.. they love to keep the SPIRIT of Santa alive they will stillleave out cookies ask if hes coming and what hes going to bring - lol --i think alot of it is for me actuall! i LOVE christmas!! I LOVE the whole Spirit behind it all i LOVE snow i LOVE watching them open gifts - even tho they know - it still is so much joy and fun *BEING SANTA* Hubby has loved being the one to write the notes back to them and leaving BOOT prints on the porch! OH WE GO ALL OUT!! lol THEY LOVE IT!! XX
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• United States
8 Oct 07
I don't believe in myths. They are all fake every last one.
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I was pretty young when all those myths were destroyed for me. I have 2 older brothers who loved to make me cry. So they told me about Santa. The easter bunny... well, that's a sticky one. My dad used to tell me the easter bunny was mean, so I didn't want to believe in that one. The tooth fairy - I busted my parents, they woke me up once, so I figured that one out on my own.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
2 Oct 07
My sons are grown and I never kept track of when they stopped believing in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or the Great Pumpkin. You see, if you are around your relatives and there are aunts and uncles nearby, you have people reminding you and your kids that at such an age you believed in the Tooth fairy. The boys were in their preteens when I realized they knew that we went and bought the gifts and there was no guy in a sled driven by eight reindeer. And I was about ten, and into horses, when I stopped believing in mythical creatures because well I did not get what I wanted. When I got older, and they got older, we realized that we did not get what we wanted not because Santa saw that we were bad, but because the gift giver either did not have enough money to pay for it or he or she gave us what he or she would have wanted from us.
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• United States
2 Oct 07
I ever stopped believing. lol. I still believe in all the myths, as I believe most mythology has some basis in fact. Plus, I still get a gift from Santa every year as do all my family members. We just take turns being the elves, lol. We all still get a basket from the Easter Bunny, too. Now if only the tooth fairy would pony up for the teeth I am losing as I get older ;-)
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
2 Oct 07
My noys are 6 and 8 and they dont beleive in these things but for some odd reason they still beleive a giant bunny leaves candy for them every year. I dont know why but they just dont see how silly that sounds.
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• United States
2 Oct 07
I probibly believed until I was 10 or 11. I still belive to a point. My girls still belive and when they dont I still will act like there beliving. Holidays are favorits in my family. Beliving or not we still have fun.
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
29 Sep 07
Are you telling me that the tooth fairy and Santa Claus don't exist??????? They do! They do !!!!! LOL I don't remember the age I was told they didn't exist but I don't believe it heheheheh I Love those myths and some others. It doesn't really matter if they do exist or not, they do bring nice feelings and thoughts and for that they should always exist.
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
29 Sep 07
I can't remember when I stopped believing, twoey, but I know that I was happier so long as I did believe. I allowed my children to believe until they were told by their siblings or other people. I think it does us all good if we can believe in something that is good and makes us happy. It helps to maintain the innocence.
@raychill (6571)
• United States
29 Sep 07
I don't believe I ever actually believed in any of those things. I think I always kind of knew it was my parents. I was a pretty smart kid and I thought too much into things. How can a man fly around the world and give everyone this crap. why do we have to donate to the "less fortunate" shouldn't santa have stuff for them too? bunnys don't lay eggs. i don't have a chimney? isn't that breaking and entering. etc. etc. I think the key is believing in the spirit of something and I still believe in the spirit of Halloween and the spirit of Santa Claus. I believe in the spirit of mythological things like dragons and fairies and the like. seeing isn't always believing. you believe with your heart.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
29 Sep 07
I let my kids beleive untill they didnt any more I dont know if some one told them or it was we had it before we would go home for Xmas and those kids didnt have anything till I went and bought it. My self I think I was 9 when I saw my dad bring in my bike to put under the tree but I let them think I beleived till I was older didnt want to miss up their fun of hiding things lol
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• Philippines
29 Sep 07
I can't remember when did I stopped believing in myths. But as time goes by, my belief in myths start to diminish. I don't believe much in myths anymore...
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@laylomo (166)
• United States
29 Sep 07
It seems as if there are less and less people believing in these myths. I contribute it to the bitter and cynical age we live in. For example, my niece stopped believing in Santa Claus (it was pretty much the only thing she believed in) around age six. I approximately stopped believing in Santa Claus and such around the same age as she did.
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