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How did you tell your kids santas not real?

  1. dogluver1 profile image59
    dogluver1posted 8 years ago

    I do not believe in santa claus. How did you tell your kids hes not real?

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image80
      Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My daughter figured it out on her own. My son was still young and we were having financial problems, christmas wasn't going to be a good christmas that year, so instead of risking that my son think he had been bad or that the poor christmas was his fault I sat him down and told him...
      "Son we need to have a talk, about Santa... I know you think Santa is a person, and in a way that concept is true... But Santa is actually a bunch of people, Mommies and Daddies. As a concept Santa is real, but as an Individual he isn't." and then I explained why I was telling him this and about the 'poor' christmas that was coming...

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We didn't. When he knew what was going on we said the spirit of Santa Claus was giving and sharing.smile

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    My parents didn't tell me Santa wasn't real, I figured it out myself.

    1. dogluver1 profile image59
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this


    2. Stevennix2001 profile image91
      Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, same here. i figured it out too once a friend at school told me that they saw his dad sneaking presents under the tree marked, saying from santa.

  3. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Same with my kids. They always figure it out when they reach a certain age.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I think most comes from other kids and older brothers and sisters.

    1. dogluver1 profile image59
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this


  5. Arthur Fontes profile image82
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    I figured it out all by myself I found Santa to be kind of a scary character.

    I have written a hub about lying to your kids about santa.

    1. dogluver1 profile image59
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah it is like just a big lie on christmas you are celebrating jesus's birth not spoiled brats getting presents you know?

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Parents never need to do that. Someone always does it for them or they are just smart enough or old enough to find out for themselves, then they tell the younger ones. LOL spoil sport brats!

    1. dogluver1 profile image59
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah you guys are basically on the same track

  7. moanalisa profile image56
    moanalisaposted 8 years ago

    I would never want to be the one to pop that bubble of belief. My kids figured it out on their own and appreciated more that I wanted to hold onto Santa whether they believed or not.

  8. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    My kids really believed, maybe cos I am the best liar in the world, until the 7 year old spoilt brat son told them otherwise.
    I tried pulling the mother up, but she just shrugged and said 'so what?'
    the 'so what' is,that it is the most magical time in a child's life, believing in Santa, and yes it will have passed by the time your child is ten or so, but under that they all want to believe in it.
    It doesn't mean a stupid time of paying over the odds for things either.
    The shops were sold out? Santa-speak for 'another poor child needed it more than you".
    I used that one before. It works.
    And it's up to the parent to remind the child that they can't ask for everything, because if Santa gave them 'everything' they wanted, that poor child with only one leg in the orphanage would have to do without.
    OK so it's all BS, but yur child doesn't know that. Children want to believe. I want to believe to:)

    1. dogluver1 profile image59
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I mean its not right what that mother said. So what its like he wants to believe dont spoil it its nice while it last

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I wrote a childs story for a neighbor kid, now several of them think I am an elf that used to work for Santa. It's been four years now and they still believe. The older ones now know the truth but keep it alive. LOL Wot fun!

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 8 years ago

    I never told my daughter, she just figured it out on her own, and I think all kids should be allowed the same respect...why ruin a small childs fantasy and joy of a Christmas Eve or Christmas day..

    This year, I took 2 presents over to my closet friend's home, he got to have his son on Christmas Eve and day..On Christmas eve I showed up around 8:30..he had just gotten his bath ( RJ is 3 now ) and he wanted to show me the toys "papa" got him before santa came, so I watched him play and told him this story, of why I had 2 presents, one in a big red box for him and one in a pretty bag for daddy and daddy's girlfriend..I said santa had his sleigh packed full because of all the kids in the world, so he acidently could not figure out how to get the last bag in and took off without remembering it. So the elves showed up at my house, only santa knows whee each kid is, and the elves got confused ( RJ thinks I am aunt Kerry and my kids dad is Uncle" , any I said I got a knock on my door and the poor elves were real cold and had a huge sack that it took 10 of them to carry, they asked if RJ was here or if I could give them directions. I said no, how about I help and just take the 2 presents that got left by accident to RJ's dad's house so they could work on getting the others to the right houses..

    he believed me, then I told him the elves said to remind RJ, if he was up when I got there ( he lives 1/4 mile away ) that he would have to be in bed or santa would skip the house, do some deliveries and come back to his house later wghen he knew RJ was sleeping, RJ then put the toys by the tree, took me in his room to show me his new work bench and had me tuck him in, with his daddy so santa would come. I then stayed for about 20 minutes till he was sound asleep and enjoyed some time with my friend and his girlfriend who was staying the night.

    I couldnt let him see me bring in presents, he knows sometimes people get him extra things before santa comes, like his "papa", but why ruin it all..so that was my story and I will use it next year if his dad has him for christmas!.. oh I forgot..I told him the elves also said he couldnt open the red box till morning and neither could dad and his girlfriend..you should of seen the excitement on his face.. ( after he was asleep I told my friend to open the present and enjoy what was all packed in it with his girlfriend...

  11. H.C Porter profile image76
    H.C Porterposted 8 years ago

    I never told them that he was real

  12. freelanceauthor profile image60
    freelanceauthorposted 8 years ago

    My kid asked me if Santa is real or not?

    My answer:
    Santa gives gifts to those who beleive in him; the moment you stop beleiving in Santa, the gifts that you recieve under the Christmas tree on Christmas day shall also stop.

    Until now, she still believes in Santa at the age of 10

  13. Lita C. Malicdem profile image61
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 8 years ago

    My husband and I told them about Santa, for them to "be good". They tried to figure out who he really was as they grew up, and discovered it was a hoax one Christmas eve. Their Dad was a bit careless then, as he sneaked in to lay down his gifts by the Christmas tree.

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    there's no Santa?