How old were you when you stopped believing in 'Santa Claus'?

United States
November 15, 2006 9:44pm CST
How did it make you feel? I think I was around 8 or 9 when I figured it out but kept it up because of my younger siblings. It took some of the fun out of Christmas for me but I enjoyed watching the younger ones in the family and told stories so that they would keep believing for a few more years.
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@cripfemme (7722)
• United States
20 Feb 08
I was 9 or 10. I was sad to realize it. Now my second cousins ages 4 and almost two believe in him and that's fun to watch.
• United States
16 Nov 06
i was 6 or 7 when i stopped believing. all b/c my parents tried to tell me that they had to pay santa for the gifts i was getting. now as a parent of two children, we dont do "santa". wi buy, hide and put out gifts, but we dont tell our children that a fat man in a red suit sneaks in one nite a yr to eat their cookies and drink their milk... lol.... and leave them gifts. when my kids get older i will tell them the story of st. nicholas... otherwise, we share the story of jesus and enjoy being with each other. after all.. family is what the holidays are really about.
@atbpa5 (663)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I can't remember my exact age but I was in 3rd grade and my teacher was this mean old lady and she told us all..I'll never forget that either..I'm still mad at her to this day! lol
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
16 Nov 06
I think I was 9 or 10 when I stopped believing in Santa (I heard kids talking at school).
@Anulesh (1581)
• India
16 Nov 06
7 R 8
@annushri (150)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I do not believe much in santa claus....It just lind of funy story to me..I never though t of santa claus before.