8 and a half year old dd announced during a recent discussion about Christmas that she doesn't believe in Santa any more. I always thought we'd have a dramatic 'you lied to me about it all' moment, but she's just grown out of it naturally I guess.
To be fair, I never said he was real, I just said that we liked to believe in Santa because it makes Christmas more fun. I always said the choice was down to her.
Now God...she has never believed in God and yet I do and always have. Go figure!
My 7 yr old definitely still believes. My 9 yr old I'm not sure. She certainly hasn't announced that she doesn't believe but she probably doesn't want to miss out on presents. If she asks me outright I will tell her the truth.
9 year old doesn't and didn't alst year, the 7 year old does and I want another year out of her and my 5 year old, I suspect once the middle one knows that will be the end of it. Thank god, I want a thank you hug instead of the bearded man in John Lewis.
mine all believe, even ds1 who will be 11 in march. mainly because there are some websites i go on at xmas and they get to track santa on the norad site on xmas eve. last year we had a video site which looked like santa actually talking to them abut what they wanted, i will have to see if i can find it again this year
I posted a couple of days ago that dd confessed to me that she doesnt believe in Father Christmas or the tooth fairy and she hasnt for a year and a half. I said that we will still play the game if she wants us to (and of course she does). I suspect that conversation will not be mentioned again and we will both pretend