Santa is not real???

@mforseth (169)
United States
December 23, 2006 10:51pm CST
Hey, I have a question for all people with kids. My child is 7 years old and still believes in Santa. I am confident I am going to get through this Christmas with him believeing but I am not sure if he will still believe next year. I have seperate wrapping paper that Santa uses, I print out name tags on the computer so he does not recognize handwriting. I leave no stone unturned! How long did your kids believe in Santa? What gave it away?
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@stikitz1 (83)
• United States
25 Dec 06
I am sorry. I am going to post even though I don't have kids. I think this is a wonderful thing. It makes me feel like your child has hope, and imagination, and believes in good things. I think you should keep up the good work. Even if it doesn't last, I think you are doing a wonderful thing.
@mforseth (169)
• United States
25 Dec 06
Thanks.... Happy Holidays!!!!
@kaniam (582)
• India
25 Dec 06
santa is not real but he live in our hearts as long as we live santa live with us .
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@supninder (447)
• India
24 Dec 06
i have no kids. so i dont know whether they will believe in santa in their times or not..... i just got toffess from santa in school days,nothing else.
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• India
24 Dec 06
santa means santa claus or santa and banta waala santa ? i did not understand the question completely :P plz make the question clear and mail me to santaclaus@christmas.com :P:P
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
25 Dec 06
It really irritates me that you parents LIE and LIE and LIE to your children. There is NOTHING wrong with pretending and telling your children it is PRETEND. But to LIE and tell them Santa is real is just that a LIE and your kids trust you NOT to LIE to them. Of course they will be in shock when they find out you lied to them for years. It IS HURTFUL I know as a kid I was really upset to learn my parents LIED to me about that. I never ever totally trusted them again. I was right many times afterwards not too. It is one thing when a parent is not intentionally dishonest but to do it deliberately is more harmful. 1. ST. NICOLAS was a real MAN at one time in the medivial times. A Bishop who did good deeds and helped poorer families. 2. ST. NICOLAS became SANTA CLAUS when the American Germans could not pronounce ST. NICOLAS. 3. There is nothing wrong with love and giving gifts from a pretend figure for fun but DO NOT lie and tell them he is REAL he isn't. Kids can still get into to spirit of pretend and fun they do it all the time, they love the magic and actually will participate more longer when your honest with them. Look at all the movies kids love, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Pinnochio, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, the kids know it is not real but they love the magic of pretend anyway. Have fun and decorate and dress them up as elves etc. Stop lying and let them in on the fun and joy. They will actually have a lot more respect for you and have fun too. Telling kids SANTA CLAUS is real is a lie and so are flying reindeer with red noses. But kids love pretend and will get into the spirit anyway. Just stop lying. You do more harm than good.
@mforseth (169)
• United States
25 Dec 06
bah humbug!
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
24 Dec 06
My daughter was 11 and oldest son 10 when they "realized" Santa wasn't real. Granted, some people may think that it went on a little too long, but I wanted my kids to figure it out on their own, which they did. They now help my husband and I keep the Santa tradition going on with our youngest 2 children who are 4 & 3, which is so much fun! You should still have another Christmas or 2 with your son before he realizes that Santa is just a myth. Merry Christmas!
• United States
25 Dec 06
Yeah, it's those darn kids from school that ruined it for my kids. :( That seems to be the main reason they don't beleive but I found out that there was no Santa when I saw my parents sneaking presents under the Christmas tree. :D
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
24 Dec 06
I generally starts with their friends talking about it at school etc. He may come home one day and say so and so said that Santa wasn't real and ask you about it - then it's up to you on whether you talk your way out of it or are up front. I'll admit that I wanted mine to go on believing for as long as possible and it seemed that one year they believed - the next they weren't so sure but on the off chance it was real they continued to at least act like they believed and then one year they just didn't any more - I never actually came out and said anything (lol in fact I've still never said anything) But probably when they're in about their second year or so of school the doubts begin.
@mforseth (169)
• United States
24 Dec 06
Ok, so I should get another year or two.
• United States
24 Dec 06
My son was 8 when he found out Santa was not real. His friends from school told him. My daughter, who is 7, still believes and we still give Santa gifts to my son so his little sister doesn't find out.
• United States
24 Dec 06
yes! I am the oldest of four children, and I kept pretending to believe long after I no longer did... for some reason I was afraid my parents would be mad at me if I let on that I knew their secret. Once I finally told them, I still got presents from Santa for several years, until one by one my siblings wisened up!
@tommy0099 (194)
• Indonesia
24 Dec 06
Santa Its not Real , the present are from parents who celebrate christmas
• United States
24 Dec 06
Yes i think we know this but it is the joy of our children when they see the presents they think that santa left them on christmas morning. It is a tradition. A little fantasy doesn't hurt a child.
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@utsadetti (4589)
• United States
25 Dec 06
no, imitation.
@hermanica (390)
• Philippines
25 Dec 06
err i suggest let him believe in Santa if he want...after all hes still a kid and every kid get through with that kind of beliefs...its a way to develop his imagination...in time when he grows up he will know the truth..
@VINAYBAR (365)
• India
25 Dec 06
I have never believed in Santa rigt from day one.I've got unexpected gifts but I know who is giving me.
• India
25 Dec 06
Hey friend,from my childhood to my young age,i didn'tt saw any Santa,i think it is not real,just a beelieve to make kids happy.
• Philippines
25 Dec 06
I learned that Santa is not real when I discovered the gifts that I saw on my mom's closet in my Christmas Stockings one day.
@agusfebi (813)
• Indonesia
25 Dec 06
The saint was the person's very fat noose, he always gave the parcel every time Christmas arrived, so why we did not believe....!
@Brandi06 (2227)
• United States
25 Dec 06
i have a 5 year old that does
@missjackie (1357)
• Ypsilanti, Michigan
25 Dec 06
Why did you lie to your child and tell him that there is a Santa? Now, your kid is gonna think you are a liar when he finds out.
• United States
25 Dec 06
7 or 8, 1st grade or 2nd, by then other kids know and start picking on those that still believe, better to nip it then before it goes on too long
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
25 Dec 06
Mine believed in Santa till they where 8 well the oldest did and then I had to persuade him not to tell his Sister lol I think they just realise or they find out at School from the other Kids I know that is how my Son found out as he came and told me I was a bit upset that he did not believe anymore lol but I was not going to lie by trying to persuade him different
• China
25 Dec 06
i dont believe in sant and i dont give a chace to my kids if i have, i will be careful and not to cheat the kids,it is only a imagining