Do your kids believe in Santa?

@rocketj1 (6960)
United States
September 5, 2008 9:27am CST
My kids were told from the beginning that Santa is just a fun make believe guy. They've had their photos taken with him at times, but they always knew it was just for fun. We are a Christian family and we wanted them to never have a doubt about what the holiday is about. How about your kids? Do they Believe? How old were they when they figured it out? How about the Easter Bunny? We have never gone for him at all, although we do have some easter candy for that one.
2 responses
@titagdl (136)
• Mexico
5 Sep 08
Well I guess every family is different. I like having my kids believe in santa, of course mine are pretty young that´s why. And it is a bit difficul to have to explain why santa is at the mall and sometimes on the street when we keep telling them he lives in the north pole. But still it is a nice tradition and even more so, to keep the kids innocence about Christmas. I remember when my brothers told me, I felt disappointed and upset so I would like to prolong that innocent belief in my kids as much as I can, even though at school it sometimes is hard.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
6 Sep 08
I always told my kids that other families do things differently and that we should respect that by not spoiling things for other children.
@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
5 Sep 08
I have 4 babies and up until recently, my youngest, the 5 year old (then 4) told me there was no such thing as Santa Claus! My mouth hit the floor. I was so upset that I went looking for the perpetrator who leaked that hidden information. I was on a warpath to silence the cruel killers of innocense. She then told me that "duh, mom, think about it. I mean, you only see him once a year and there are 5 in the same store. I am not as dumb as you think!" My heart was ripped from me that my baby just told me that there is no Santa Claus. She also informed me, along with the other kids, that there is no scientific way that there could be a 200lb. bunny hiding eggs with all the pretty colors. DARN THOSE SCHOOLS!!! ARRRRGGGHHHH!! You would think I believed in all of those, and they just told me the truth. I loved watching them get excited about the holidays and what special things come about. I didn't have a happy childhood so those were things that were cool to me. I did just learn though that there really is a tooth fairy, because she is small and can access the underneath of the pillow. She is 102 and is going to live forever. I think that is just because the little one is about to lose her first baby tooth. Hope this was entertaining!
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
6 Sep 08
My kids figured out who the tooth fairy was early on. I guess they still wanted to believe mainly because cash was involved and the pay off would stop if the belief stopped.