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How did your children learn there was no Santa?


My son approached me last year and asked, "Mom, if all Santas elves build our toys in the North Pole, how come all our toys say, 'Made in China'?  I responded, "I guess thats where the elves that made your toys originated from".  Just recently he basically said that he knows their is no Santa.
Nov 30, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

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He also said, "you never seem to have money in the beggining of winter". Smart Cookie!
Nov 30, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

Really smart cookie!

What a great story :) We've discussed The Santa Talk before, so my opinion then is the same as now - I was truthful when asked point blank, the same way I'm truthful about the Tooth Fairy and Leprechauns. I don't think there's anything wrong with kids believing the myth while they're still young.

But now that all of my kids know the truth, every package that arrives from Amazon, every shopping trip I do solo - even all my online browsing is immediately questioned and spied upon. Those little goofs already know about 75% of their presents. I've only managed to keep a few completely under wraps.

As much as I love the Christmas Day surprise, I figure it's their own fault/loss/decision if they want to ruin it for themselves. Unfortunately, I ordered some Pillow Pets from Target.com during Black Friday and they found out. Every day they are on mailbox patrol and asking when they'll arrive. I try to explain that even IF those PP are for them, they wouldn't get them until Christmas anyways. You wouldn't believe the interstellar incident that started off.
Dec 01, 2011 @ 10:11 am


My kids know who the Santa is hehe.
Dec 01, 2011 @ 02:13 pm

How old should i tell my child about santa?

my seven year old start to inspect the mail now too.

my mom said "in her heart, she believe in santa", when ask by then young robie about santa.

guess, it applies for now. how old should we tell them about santa being mommy and daddy?

Thanks. Angie
Dec 03, 2011 @ 12:52 am


awwww, how old is your son??? My daughter is only five, but I'm dreading the day she starts to put two and two together!!! I dont remember how old I was when I figured it all out!! You kinda wish kids didn't know for a lot longer because when they do believe, it really does add to the whole Christmas spirit!!
Dec 04, 2011 @ 08:06 am

seven and curios

aw shel:) 5 year old are darling angels....

my son is 7, but he overhears the 10 years old at the school bus stop. i don't know what he exactly heard, but he said something like Santa does not really live in the North Pole. And there is no DS factory there, he said.

by next year he is 8, i think it will be time to tell him more about Santa.

Dec 04, 2011 @ 05:05 pm

What age?

I have two older boys 10 and 12, they both know. I think they start to figure it out around 9. Their classmates will have a big job in that. My son started asking questions about 8. My 2 year old of course has no idea, he doesnt even really know who Santa is, but I agree it makes it so much more fun.
Dec 06, 2011 @ 08:28 pm

I never told mine

and their 18 and 15 now. I still tell them if their not good they'll get
rocks in their socks. Kids usually hear other kids at school and put it
together on their own as they get older. I still put from Santa on the
tag's, I just can't bring myself to write mom an dad. Maybe when they
move out I will, but wait I forgot they never move out do they.LOL I
wouldn't worry about sitting them down and making it a big deal. When my
boys started to ask questions I just said its what every you want to
believe, but if you don't believe any more that's alright to, just don't
say anything to your brother, let him believe what he wants to for as
long as he wants.

Dec 07, 2011 @ 09:01 am


aww haha cute lil one!! I only have a 2 year old so dont quite know how to approach this, because I have a Israeli background we also celebrate Hanukkah...And I dont think Im going to go with the Santa is real approach...Only because I never believed it when my mom would pretend there was a santa and was very mad when I found out he was fake! So dont think ill get my lil one into the santa phase...but cute story!!
Dec 07, 2011 @ 04:15 pm

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