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#1 Posted by waterproof9 (403 posts) -

Did you believe is Santa as a kid? If so, when did you figure it out or when were you told the truth?

I never believed in Santa. My mom could never trick me. I just had too many questions about delivering all those toys. I did enjoy the Christmas cartoons though.

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#2 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

I never believed in santa, tooth fairy, easter bunny, etc.

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#3 Posted by jimkabrhel (15625 posts) -

I believed in Santa until I realized that Santa had the same handwriting as my Mom.

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#4 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

I believed in Satna until I realized that Santa had the same handwriting as my Mom.

jimkabrhel

:lol:

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#5 Posted by Stranger_36 (608 posts) -
I believed in him. I remember feeling really stupid when my parents told me he wasn't real.
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#6 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

i did.

i think it was around 8 or 9 that i came to the realization that it was my parents.

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#7 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

I believed until I was about 6. I confronted my mom about it and forced her to tell me.

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#8 Posted by CycleOfViolence (2813 posts) -

I believed in Satna until I realized that Santa had the same handwriting as my Mom.

jimkabrhel

Same here. I think she tried to salvage it by saying he hurt his hand and asked her to do it.

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#9 Posted by CountBleck12 (4740 posts) -

I believed in Satna until I realized that Santa had the same handwriting as my Mom.

jimkabrhel

Same here except it was my father.

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#10 Posted by XilePrincess (13130 posts) -
My dad told me he wasn't real when I asked at age 7. Just flat out ruined it for me. I still harp at him for wrecking it, you're SUPPOSED to make up wild lies to cover up for Santa. I had suspicions, but I could deal with whatever lies I was told because I was a child and I wanted presents.
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#11 Posted by Kevlar101 (6316 posts) -
I stopped believing when I was 10. I know somebody who is 16 and still believes.
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#12 Posted by Nuck81 (6981 posts) -

Santa is real if you believe.

If you pray really hard for a Nintendo 64, Santa just might answer that prayer with a Nintendo 64.

It just takes faith

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#13 Posted by Optical_Order (5100 posts) -

Yes.

Found out one year when I went present hunting. I found this big stereo that seemed like a Christmas present but it wasn't something I asked for so I wasn't sure. Christmas morning my brother goes to open his big one "From Santa" and it's the stereo.

My life has gone downhill from there.

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#14 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

I ceased any serious belief in Santa when I was around 6, but played along up until around the age of 10.

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#15 Posted by jimkabrhel (15625 posts) -

[QUOTE="jimkabrhel"]

I believed in Satna until I realized that Santa had the same handwriting as my Mom.

CycleOfViolence

Same here. I think she tried to salvage it by saying he hurt his hand and asked her to do it.

My Mom didn't try to deny or hide, she just told us the truth. It didn't affect my enjoyment of my Legos or Atari 2600.

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#16 Posted by quebec946 (1600 posts) -

NORTH POLE IS BEST POLE.

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#17 Posted by XilePrincess (13130 posts) -

Yes.

Found out one year when I went present hunting. I found this big stereo that seemed like a Christmas present but it wasn't something I asked for so I wasn't sure. Christmas morning my brother goes to open his big one "From Santa" and it's the stereo.

My life has gone downhill from there.

Optical_Order
This is the easiest lie ever. "Santa didn't think he could fit it onto his sleigh because it's so big, so he asked his elves to deliver it early to mom and dad for safekeeping". Elaborate and tell them that Santa does this for a lot of big presents, like ponies and bikes and stuff. Kids already believe that their parents are in cahoots with Santa, so it's not too much of a stretch. I already have a significant number of situational lies for my children pre-planned.
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#18 Posted by zmbi_gmr (3588 posts) -

I was 7 or 8 when I found my parents sneaking a big bag of gifts in to the house on X-mas night. Sadly, that was when I stopped believing in Santa.

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#19 Posted by PiscesChick93 (10724 posts) -

Yeah, I believed in him as a kid, just figured out myself he wasn't real when I was 9/10ish, lol

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#20 Posted by Optical_Order (5100 posts) -

[QUOTE="Optical_Order"]

Yes.

Found out one year when I went present hunting. I found this big stereo that seemed like a Christmas present but it wasn't something I asked for so I wasn't sure. Christmas morning my brother goes to open his big one "From Santa" and it's the stereo.

My life has gone downhill from there.

XilePrincess

This is the easiest lie ever. "Santa didn't think he could fit it onto his sleigh because it's so big, so he asked his elves to deliver it early to mom and dad for safekeeping". Elaborate and tell them that Santa does this for a lot of big presents, like ponies and bikes and stuff. Kids already believe that their parents are in cahoots with Santa, so it's not too much of a stretch. I already have a significant number of situational lies for my children pre-planned.

Well, I didn't actually say anything to my parents until years later so they didn't get the chance to lie to me about that.

It was just the 'aha' moment for me.

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#21 Posted by benleslie5 (8680 posts) -

I was around 9-10 years old when I found out

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#22 Posted by muller39 (14953 posts) -

I did when I was younger.

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#23 Posted by deactivated-598fc45371265 (13247 posts) -

Santa Claus will be homeless soon if all the global warming predictions are true. I anticipate major market disuptions until he relocates.

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#24 Posted by ItsJoeMama (184 posts) -

Around 7 years old is when I realized he was a big fat phony. :(