Childrens' Inocence.

United States
November 10, 2007 2:21pm CST
How old do you think your child should be before (s)he is told there really is no Santa Clause, Easter Bunny, or Tooth Faerie? I was probably about 6 when I lost my inocence. I wasn't too banged up about it though because the kids at school would always say there's no such thing.
3 responses
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
10 Nov 07
Wait! there's no Santa! Whose reindeer was that I shot off the roof last year then? Gez I've been trying to be nice all year just to make up for it.
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• United States
13 Nov 07
HAha!! Wow... lol im at a loss for words for this one...
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
13 Nov 07
My daughter is 10 and she just figured it out. They tell you when its time.
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@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
11 Nov 07
My sister has never told her children that there is a Father Christmas, Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy. She likes to tell them about real life rather than make believe. Her two boys were fine at school, not letting the other children that there is not a Santa Clause and so on. Their younger sister loves stories about make believe things like fairies. I let my son believe in Father Christmas, Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy until he was 6 years old. Yes, children at school can say that there is no such thing. When I was a child I always tried to stay up to get a glimpse of Father Christmas But I always fell asleep before he delivered my presents.
• United States
13 Nov 07
Lol yep! Me too. I always ALWAYS on xmas eve slept out in the living room. I remember i'd always have my blankie with me... and i'd get a note in the morning saying that next time i should sleep in bed, because if santa ever caught me watching him, he'd have to skip my house and only leave me a candy cane, not for being bad but for trying to catch santa. lol i found out later that it was my dads handwriting...so thats how i learned. It's the staying up and waiting that gets the kids to beleive it I think because they can never catch that mysterious jolly red man u know?
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov 07
Oh, your dad's handwriting gave it away for you. My mum used to deliver the presents to my room and my sister's room whilst wearing her red dressing gown that she had at that time in my life. who ate the mince pies I wonder?
• United States
10 Nov 07
I was 8 and I found out by trying to find out my christmas presents and then on christmas the tags that said santa claus i found in my mom and dads closet underneath a lot of clothes. My cousin Kylee was 12 and then she ruined her brother who was 3 at the time by telling him that there is no such thing as santa. He was heart broken. Also she told her sister who was 6 at the time to. Who was heart broken too.