(Closed) Believing in Santa

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Did you believe in Santa/will you tell your kids that Santa is real?
    I believed in Santa & will tell kids Santa is real : (110 votes)
    72 %
    I did NOT believe in Santa & will tell kids Santa is real : (10 votes)
    7 %
    I believed in Santa & will tell kids Santa is NOT real : (22 votes)
    14 %
    I did NOT believe in Santa & will tell kids Santa is NOT real : (11 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2385 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yes and maybe.

    Post # 4
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
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    2163 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
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    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    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
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    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
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    6019 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    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
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @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
    Member
    6019 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    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
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I believed and I’m not sure how I will handle it with future kids.

    Post # 12
    Member
    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I believed in Santa until I was about 7. I will gladly let my children believe in Santa too.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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 # 15
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    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @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
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    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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…

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