General chatter - Anyone have/has had their kids question Santa this year yet????




futuresize6
10-08-2008, 10:22 AM
My daughter(AKA-Lois Lane, roving reporter),9 yrs, has stated that she knows there is no Santa and she thinks my husband and I are bringing the gifts. She has an 11 yr old brother who I suspect doesn't believe as well who is smart enough to know to keep his mouth zipped. So she lays this on me the other day and I keep cool and tell her to think about it-how can dad and I afford all the stuff that Santa brings, so she gives me her reasoning listed A through Z.
I personally am not ready to let "Santa" go yet-but it's over. My babes are smart now-I figured it out when I was 7 so I guess I got a couple more years out of it then my mom did. I'm bummed.:(
So now they can help with the gift bills this year-LOL!!!


shannonmb
10-08-2008, 10:37 AM
hahahaha This post made me laugh!!!

My soon-to-be 8 year old Lily (birthday 12/26) has questioned me about Santa this year, too. Seems some know-it-all on the bus told her Santa was really parents, and she being the smart cookie she is, has started putting 2 and 2 together.

I think she's smart enough to go with it this year, because I already told her I'm taking her to Disney in February from Daddy and me this year, so not to expect anything under the tree from us. She knows if there's no Santa, it's gonna be a pretty lean Christmas!!!! hehehe

As much as I cherish this magical time in a kid's life, I am secretly excited for Santa to no longer exist. :o He's always such a hero each year, much to the detriment of my pocketbook!! :santa:

PS If Lily still believes in him when she's 11, I might have to break the news to her myself! hehehehe

julie99s
10-08-2008, 10:37 AM
I don't think neither my 6 or 7 yr olds really believe it anymore. I think they pretend to because they don't want the gifts (and tooth fairy money!) to stop coming :lol:

It doesn't last long enough. They grow too fast.


KforKitty
10-09-2008, 10:23 AM
My DD is 10 in January and she still believes in Santa and the Tooth Fairy. She tells me some of her friends don't believe but it hasn't dissuaded her - I think chooses to believe.

Kitty

raw23
10-09-2008, 10:57 AM
We were never encouraged to believe in Santa. We celebrated St. Nicholas Day (December 6) which was the "real" santa's birthday. On the previous night, children put one empty shoe (or sock) outside (for us it was the fireplace), and on the following morning the children find presents. My mom gave us something to eat, something made of wood, and something to wear. She would also throw gold chocolate coins around the mantle because St Nicholas would throw coins through the windows of his friends who he knew needed money. He was a very generous man. He would walk thorugh the streets and pass out gingerbread cookies, when kids saw him coming they called him the "gingerbread man."
It was kinda cool to get two Christmases. My mom would also go to our classrooms on St Nicholas Day when we were kids and tell the class the story of St Nicholas and bring gingerbread men. It was a great way to honor a man who helped a lot of people, especially orphans, and still combat the "Santa" issue. I never got gifts from "Santa" and my parents got all the credit for their gift giving. I never understood why parents would want to pass the credit for their hours of shopping and money spent... on to an imaginary man??? :dunno:

I would really recommend doing this. It made the holdays extra special. I'll definately be doing this when I have kids.

aphil
10-09-2008, 12:14 PM
I never understood why parents would want to pass the credit for their hours of shopping and money spent... on to an imaginary man???

Because it's fun. ;)

I don't give Santa all of the credit. My kids are smart, and they know that if a present has been under the tree for 2 weeks with their name on it, that Santa obviously didn't bring it while they were sleeping. :lol: We always have most of the gifts under the tree from us...but then after the kids go to bed, we put out a single present for each of them (usually unwrapped, but with a big bow and name tag on them) that is from Santa. Santa always is the one who fills their stockings with fruit, candy, etc. as well.

My older two (7 and 10) are starting to finally question, too...but hopefully they won't ruin it for the baby (2). I'd like to have a few more years of the game with him. :D

WebRover
10-09-2008, 09:34 PM
My older two (7 and 10) are starting to finally question, too...but hopefully they won't ruin it for the baby (2). I'd like to have a few more years of the game with him. :D

I am the oldest by 3 years. I remember how grown-up I felt being in on the secret with my parents and being part of keeping it special for my younger brother and sister. Once your 10 year old catches on, I'll bet he/she will be thrilled to help you.

zeffryn
10-09-2008, 10:07 PM
My daughter(AKA-Lois Lane, roving reporter),9 yrs, has stated that she knows there is no Santa and she thinks my husband and I are bringing the gifts. She has an 11 yr old brother who I suspect doesn't believe as well who is smart enough to know to keep his mouth zipped. So she lays this on me the other day and I keep cool and tell her to think about it-how can dad and I afford all the stuff that Santa brings, so she gives me her reasoning listed A through Z.
I personally am not ready to let "Santa" go yet-but it's over. My babes are smart now-I figured it out when I was 7 so I guess I got a couple more years out of it then my mom did. I'm bummed.:(
So now they can help with the gift bills this year-LOL!!!

Your children seem like wonderful, free thinkers....be proud. :)

djay
10-09-2008, 10:20 PM
What? There's no Santa? That cant be true!
OMG...No Santa?

Patt0
10-09-2008, 10:24 PM
I am the oldest by 3 years. I remember how grown-up I felt being in on the secret with my parents and being part of keeping it special for my younger brother and sister. Once your 10 year old catches on, I'll bet he/she will be thrilled to help you.



That is exactly what we do to. My kids are 17 and 14 now. However, when the oldest one knew the secret he would really look forward to helping fill the stockings for his younger sister and us. Now that everyone is informed we all purchase some little thing for everyone elses stocking. They go up Christmas eve day and are sneakily filled throught the day.

We've always only had the stockings be from Santa - never the tree gifts.

lizziep
10-10-2008, 02:22 AM
tsk what's the business about no Santa?! I still get presents from Santa and I'm 28. And that know it all on the bus? Well she doesn't believe because she didn't get anything because she was on THE LIST! lmao.

Seriously though- I really think a lot of my drive to want a kid has to do with bringing magic back into the holidays and into my life. As long as you can keep magic and fun alive for your children you're a hero and your kids will grow up to appreciate that.

nicoledg
10-10-2008, 11:16 AM
Oh my...this post has made my biological clock tick even louder! haha! Maybe I should move the wedding date up and get cracking on those babies? LOL