How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa Clause?

United States
December 10, 2006 11:31pm CST
My kids still believe. I know that they found some of their gifts, but I have been telling them that they are for other people. I wonder if they will figure it out come Christmas. Maybe they will forget. Guess I'll find out on Christmas Day.
4 responses
• United States
14 Dec 06
9, i was heartbroken!
1 person likes this
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I was probably about 5 or 6. My brother told me in the middle of Kent's Dollar Store when I was telling him that I wanted Santa to bring me this certain doll. Seems like I remember crying and we left the store pretty quick, but I got the doll.
• United States
13 Dec 06
That's sad. How old was your brother?
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
14 Dec 06
He was only about 8 or 9.
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I don't remember when I knew that a man in a red suit didn't come down my chimmey with glee and left me and my other sisblings presents. We were your basic poor family making ends meet barely. And when christams came we didn't get much maybe one gift bought the rest of the stuff was handmade after we went to bed mom and dad would work on the gifts they made. But to this day I can remember the gifts that were made with love but can't remember the store bought stuff for nothing. Handmade was more special to us. Still is. My little sister whom is 5 years old still believes in Santa and my husband says its stupid to let her still believe when she is the only one left who doesn't But I'm like this kids grow up to fast as it is why shatter her dreams at 5. We usually leave the gifts at somebody elses house that we can trust so the kids never find them. I have one sister in law who puts everything her son wants on layaway and then pays it all off but a few dollars and keeps it in there untill its the last day for layaway pickups then she hides it probably in the attic crawl space where he never would look.
• United States
11 Dec 06
I think that the kids should be allowed to believe for as long as they can. It kinda adds to the magic of Christmas. I think that Christams has become so commercialized and it is really sad. Your sister in law is smart to leave her stuff in lay away.
• United States
11 Dec 06
ohhhh that is actually one of my worst memories ever..My teacher told me when i was in 4th grade...and i told my mom..she didnt say anything..and i truly belived that the teacher lied to me..that following Saturday..my mom and I were watching MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET..the Black and white version..and then she broke it to me..i didnt believe her at first till she got mad because i wouldnt..so i was 10 i think? anywho..I REFUSE TO WATCH MIRICLE EVER AGAIN..and i even remeber the part in the movie..where Santa was in the parade in the beginning..
• United States
11 Dec 06
I am so sorry. I guess your mom could have not told you, since you didn't believe the teacher. I know I have seen that movie, but I don't remember what it was about.