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Was ibu to have told my son the truth when he asked about Santa

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Charliefarlie1192 Thu 22-Nov-12 00:30:09

Ds 7 told me tonight he doesn't believe in Santa and he knows it's not true. At first I said he was talking nonsense but he was so adamant In the end I told him he was right and that it was me who bought his gifts
I feel terrible now and think I should have tried harder to persuade him I can't even sleep!

Fakebook Thu 22-Nov-12 11:30:07

Meh, my DD is 5 and knows Father Christmas isn't real. No biggie. She still keeps talking about him though.

TwinkleReturns Thu 22-Nov-12 11:30:48

I still half believe it. I obviously know that Santa isnt real <not completely nuts> but I still get in bed early so that he will be able to come and still have a stocking which I convince myself wasnt posted to me via my mum and plonked on the end of my bed before I went to sleep grin

Christmas would be AWFUL without keeping the traditions alive and Santa for me is one of them.

Plus Ive seen Polar Express so know that he is real if you only believe

KitCat26 Thu 22-Nov-12 13:04:52

FC just used to bring us stockings. If we dared hint that we were suspicious Mum would say he won't come if you don't believe in him. Me and DB still got stockings til I moved out at 24 grin.

Your DS will be fine, I was suspicious by 6 (we didn't have a fireplace and I didn't have much imagination) and sure by 8.

We started properly with the DDs last year and even put flour (chimney dust/snow) and boot prints in front of the fire. It was magical so I get where you are coming from.

Pandemoniaa Thu 22-Nov-12 13:13:18

Years later (by this time he was about 20) ds2 admitted to me that he'd sussed the Father Christmas myth the year he'd seen me creep into his room at silly o'clock in the morning. He was 7 at the time.

But because he wanted to believe in Father Christmas and wanted me to believe he believed in him, nothing was ever said and actually, it didn't take any of the magic away really. Children are very capable of knowing the truth but loving the traditions.

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