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#1
:w00t::w00t: what!! there's no santa?!!!!!!
#2
DON'T TELL THEM. There's a pretty good chance that they do know, at least the oldest one, but aren't letting on in fear of not getting any presents. My daughters are 3 and 7 so still totally believe, but my 13yr old nephew has known for about 3 years and his 10yr old brother has recently said that he doesn't believe anymore and wasn't too sure last year. Don't spoil it for them, just wait for them to drop hints that the don't believe themselves, then it won't be quite such a shock.
#3
seriously... you can't tell your kids theres no santa. let them find out off the kids at school!
#4
You Luckey Begger We Never Had Walnuts,we Had Gravel And Was Glad Of It
#5
I dont plan on telling mine, they will find out when they find out, no need for me to spoil the illusion. I have two younger kids as well though, I reckon the older two know already but keep playing along for the little ones.
#6
at least wait until January to tell them, then it's not such a blow. I remember my mam telling me about a week before christmas......completely ruined that christmas for me. I always wished she's waited until just after it.
#7
My son (10) still believes in Santa and the tooth fairy.

He will find out when he finds out. I never heard of parents telling their kids that he doesn't exist.
#8
well my boys are 19, 17 and 14 and they still tell me they believe in santa but i know it for the parcels but i feel it keeps the christmas spirit yes they all get stocking (no jokes) and no one knows what the other got i guess were just kids at heart me and their dad love it
#9
SHOW THEM THIS

http://images.smarter.com/blogs/dead%20santa.jpg
#10
My OH wee brother found out by going on google and searchin to see if he was real. He is 10.
1 Like #11
raptorcigs
You Luckey Begger We Never Had Walnuts,we Had Gravel And Was Glad Of It


As were you, I looked on with envious eyes at those that recieved gravel :x
#12
awwww you cant tell them let them be kids for as long as society lets them!!
#13
MinstrelMan
As were you, I looked on with envious eyes at those that recieved gravel :x


and i just wasn't allowed to look :?
#14
I believed til i was like 12... i had 2 older brothers who kept it going - i even saw rudolph one year... his nose flashing in the sky as he flew santa from chimney to chimney - i now know it was a plane.

I dont see why children cant believe in santa for as long as they can. Billions of people believe in god, at least we can see santa! Santa is good for children - gives them presents each year. Gods get children killed all over the world in one way or another. At least you actually get something from santa, and he exists once a year, for one night only (to children). With religions, 'god' in one form or another makes you do everything yourself. Whats the point in siding with one god or another if he wont scratch your back once in a while.

If only everyone else only believe in god for one day per year, the world wouldnt be in the mess its in.

If you didnt already know, i dont believe in God.
#15
[COLOR="Purple"]my daughter who is 11 found out from reading a teenage book..
she was gutted and couldn't stop crying, she said 'christmas will never be the same again'
you can't tell them!!
(i still won't let the words leave my lips n i never will)[/COLOR]
#16
This information is well old now but if you can't tell the truth then blind them with science and statistics:
IS THERE A SANTA CLAUS?
As a result of an overwhelming lack of requests, and with research help from that renown scientific journal SPY magazine (January, 1990) - I am pleased to present the annual scientific inquiry into Santa Claus.

1) No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.
2) There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT since Santa doesn't (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist children, that reduces the workload to 15% of the total - 378 million according to Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes there's at least one good child in each.
3) Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh and move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75-1/2 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding and etc.
This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man- made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per hour.
4) The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized lego set (2 pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see point #1) could pull TEN TIMES the normal amount, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload - not even counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparison - this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth.
5) 353,000 tons traveling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as spacecraft re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short, they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force.
[SIZE=4]In conclusion - If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now. :cry:[/SIZE]
#17
When I could no longer convince my son that Santa was real and had to admit that I bought the pressies he was about 10. He thought about it for a few minutes and then asked. ---Mum,:? does dad know there`s no santa and you buy the presents?:lol::giggle::?
#18
My eldest is 9 and he asked me outright last night f he exists, I felt so mean tellin him that of course he does and that he wont bring him any presants if doesn't believe. He seemed quite happy with the answer and still believes anyhow!
#19
rosie2008
When I could no longer convince my son that Santa was real and had to admit that I bought the pressies he was about 10. He thought about it for a few minutes and then asked. ---Mum,:? does dad know there`s no santa and you buy the presents?:lol::giggle::?

[COLOR="Purple"]Awwww..[/COLOR]
#20
rosie2008
When I could no longer convince my son that Santa was real and had to admit that I bought the pressies he was about 10. He thought about it for a few minutes and then asked. ---Mum,:? does dad know there`s no santa and you buy the presents?:lol::giggle::?


Thats brillant, he was worried about his dads more than the fact santa wasn't real.
#21
Ive Got This To Come
#22
BlondeBella
Thats brillant, he was worried about his dads more than the fact santa wasn't real.

Yeah and I never did give him an answer to that one. lol He`s 38 now and still thinks dad believes in Santa:lol::lol:
#23
i wouldnt tel lthem
wait till they disbelieve and keep the magic there
#24
ttwcd
well my boys are 19, 17 and 14 and they still tell me they believe in santa but i know it for the parcels but i feel it keeps the christmas spirit yes they all get stocking (no jokes) and no one knows what the other got i guess were just kids at heart me and their dad love it


my boys are 21 ,23 they still get presents but both say they only come home for dinner and the stocking of fillers and sweets
#25
rosie2008
Yeah and I never did give him an answer to that one. lol He`s 38 now and still thinks dad believes in Santa:lol::lol:


I think if my dad got away with it we would still have santa in the house he loves christmas so much he is a bigger kid than me and he is 47 :giggle:
#26
i recieved this via facebook a couople of days ago

Hi, you will not remember me probably-I was in the year below your brother at St Marys. I have mentioned you a few times over the years, as you are the person who told me father christmas wasn't real and I was absolutely devastated! We were on the coach waiting to go home and you asked me if I believed in him and I said yes, and you laughed at me. I told you I was going to go home and tell my mum of you! Sorry to sound like a mad woman but when I saw you on here I had to say something!! Anyway hope alls well-Lou x

this way over 30 years ago it happened so it can be daunting and they may never forgive you
banned#27
Got any neighbours you dont like?


Tell them they shot Santa and they will grow up hating them and throw things at them
#28
We never fed our daughter the Santa Claus lie so we don't have to go through this trauma facing most parents. She has always known that Christmas is a special time when people she knows give presents to each other and coming from a church background she has always played a role in the Nativity (Mary, shepherd, lamb, star etc).
My Daughter's grandparents are Jewish on mums side and Hindu on mine (we are christians so there's a bit of diversity), so one day I told her we would not be having a Christmas tree because we were staying with the gramps in Warwickshire, she was so upset she moaned about it to my parents. The next thing you know my mum and dad are at our door singing carols and holding a christmas tree just for her - you gotta love em. :santa:
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rosie2008
When I could no longer convince my son that Santa was real and had to admit that I bought the pressies he was about 10. He thought about it for a few minutes and then asked. ---Mum,:? does dad know there`s no santa and you buy the presents?:lol::giggle::?


mumofthree
My eldest is 9 and he asked me outright last night f he exists, I felt so mean tellin him that of course he does and that he wont bring him any presants if doesn't believe. He seemed quite happy with the answer and still believes anyhow!


I love the two quotes above, I'd Rep you both if I had some left. Honesty is the best policy.

I think kids should know by about 9 or 10, cos as great as it is to keep up the pretence, its also some of these children that are too scared to go back to mummy and daddy and tell them that kids have made fun out of them or have called them names for being a baby and still believing in santa. What is so wrong with being a parent and admitting to a 9+ yr old that YOU actually gave a damn and got them what they wanted?

Kids think diferently now to how we all did at school, while you think its great about 'keeping the Santa dream alive', you forget they hear swear words, know about kidnappings and I'm sure more than half have heard in the last week about the 'Baby P murder'. Innocence is great in hindsight, but a bit of respect for your kids intelligence goes a long way. You tell them and your relationship in the long run could be stronger, if they heard it from someone else and they find out you knew, you'd be a liar. If a kid can't trust their parents, then who can they trust?

Sorry about the rant - Bring on the Christmas trumpets!! :-D xx
#30
My kids knew quite early on that he didn't exist, but convinced themselves that he DID exist because they were afraid that the prezzies would stop once they no longer believed in him:-D
#31
....................wot you mean...............:thinking:............truth...........:w00t:.............:x:?
#32
I knew for yrs but pretended I didnt as not to spoil the magic of christmas.. dont tell them, they prob already know, but playing along..
#33
My eldest is 9 then I have a 7 yr old, a 19 month old & one on the way!

The older 2 say they still believe but even when they don't I hope for the sake of the younger ones they'll keep it up.
We still sprinkle Reindeer food in the garden(porridge oats mixed with glitter!) just before they got to bed, along with putting out the stockings & leaving something for Santa & Rudolph.

MAGIC!!!!
banned#34
starsparkle where are you from if you dont mind me asking
im sure i know you
#35
raptorcigs
SHOW THEM THIS

http://images.smarter.com/blogs/dead%20santa.jpg


Thats so cruel.........but made me laugh though :-D
#36
strawberrykiwi
starsparkle where are you from if you dont mind me asking
im sure i know you


Oh lawd :w00t:
#37
raptorcigs
SHOW THEM THIS

http://images.smarter.com/blogs/dead%20santa.jpg


my avatar from last year :thumbsup:
#38
let kids be kids. the world is a rotten place most of the time, so let them believe the good things. i still smell that christmassy smell on christmas and like to believe that a little bit of magic has been sprinkled around by someone, the christmas fairy perhaps:santa::gift:
#39
My seven year old asked last year why Mummy and Daddy didn't get her any pressies! After biting my lip pretty hard, I told her that we send money to Santa.

This year she wants to know how much and where we send it!

A web of lies! LOL
#40
I gave my 5 year old the argos book and said to mark what he wants to ask santa for, he ticked practically everything and i said santa can't get you everything, and he defnately cant get him the 50" plasma he ticked because it cost too much money. He come out with thats ok it doesn't cost santa any money the elfs make it lol

I had to persuade him that santa still needs to pay the elves wages and he has to pay for materials to make the things, he seemed satisfied for now anyway

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