Post # 1
I had a dream last night that I was telling my kids about Santa (I don’t have any kids btw) and I woke up in a panic wondering how I will convince my children that Santa is real.
Anyway, I thought I’d bring this up to the Bee to get us in the Christmas spirit. It’s never too early, right? So did you believe in Santa and will you tell your kids that Santa is real?
Post # 4
I did and my son did. We used to leave they typical cookies out and coffee out (I don’t like milk), make Santas footprints out of flour, and we had one of my dads business partners call my son a few years. That was way before there was all these new tech things that parents today can use. I want to borrow someones kid to ve able to do all that cool stuff out there now.
Post # 5
I believed in Santa until I discovered my dad coming down from our attic with his arms full of presents in the middle of the night. Not to sound silly, but I was SO MAD that I was lied to (I think I was in 4th grade when I found him), and SO MAD that I believed the nonsense. I love the spirit of Christmas and all things holidays (even though Fiance & I aren’t into the religious part), and I have been thinking for a while I don’t want to lie to our kids about Santa. I also don’t want them to miss out on the magical feeling of it all, but I just don’t think I’ll be able to tell them this fabricated story.
Post # 6
I remember being about 6 or 7 and asking my parents if Santa was real. Now, I was pretty straightforward even as a kid, so it royally pissed me off that they wouldn’t give me a straight answer. Finally they gave in and told me the truth and I remember thinking the whole thing was stupid.
When we have kids, they will know that the presents are coming from us, and if they want anything they better be good.
Post # 7
I believed in Santa, and our Dirty Delete (8) does, as well. I’m getting to wonder when she’ll figure out the hoax, though…
Post # 8
I think because they are so innocent you don’t really have to convince them that santa is real. My son just believed. No convincing necessary. He’s 7 now (about to be 8) and I think he’s just about done with santa 🙁 Im trying for one more year to keep that magic alive but I don’t think he’s buying it lol. But I believed as a kid, and held the same traditions for my son.
Post # 9
@brighteyedgirl: she may already know. My son and my step son both tried to fake believing for years. It is cute how they try because they think they get more.
Post # 10
I guess everyone is different because as much as it was a let down that santa wasn’t real, I wouldn’t trade that time in my life for the truth at all. I still remember how magical it all was when it was christmas time. Im thankful I had that time to believe without questioning.
Post # 11
I believed and I’m not sure how I will handle it with future kids.
Post # 12
I believed in Santa until I was about 7. I will gladly let my children believe in Santa too.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
My brother told me when I was in kindergarten and I felt duped! I didn’t understand why people would lie to me about something so stupid.
I plan to tell my kids because it just goes with my honest and logical approach to dealing with people.
Post # 14
I really hope my kids do believe in Santa and I will be royally pissed if some brat on the school bus tells them that Santa isn’t real!
@stardustintheeyes: I completely agree with this: “I wouldn’t trade that time in my life for the truth at all. I still remember how magical it all was when it was christmas time. Im thankful I had that time to believe”
Post # 15
@LemonLavender: I didn’t understand why people would lie to me about something so stupid.
I am going to be brutally honest here… if you don’t want your kids to LIE to you, then you don’t lie to them… makes sense? Same with the Tooth fairy, Easter bunny etc… Children are not stupid, they feel really bad and conned when they find out their parents lie, but they are not allowed to lie.
Post # 16
I found out when I was about 4 years old that Santa was made-up (but oddly somehow still believed in the Easter Bunny???) Anyway, I saw a present my grandparens were wrapping when I got up in the middle of the night to pee and the next day I noticed it was from “Santa”. I have younger siblings, so I played along and ‘believed’ along with them for years. I’m 12 years older than the youngest so I was in college asking my little sister what she wanted from Santa and taking her to the mall to get picutres and stuff. Even though the gig was up for me, it was still nice and innocent to live vicariously through my younger siblings.
As for us, I have no idea what we’ll tell our child. (S)He’s not due til spring, so I suppose we have some time to figure it out. I don’t like lying but I also don’t want my kid to be the asshole in kindergarten who tells all the other little innocent babes that Santa’s made up…