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    I don't remember, I do know that the adults (ISFJ step mom) seemed to enjoy the whole "santa" thing more than we did, we still get presents from "santa." I was the 4th of 6 kids so I think I knew earlier than I probably would have without older siblings.

    I knew someone who once was embarrassed because their parents told them that santa was real and they argued with people at school because their parents would never lie to them. I tell my kids around kindergarten age because I don't want them to be embarrassed about that kind of thing. I also think any younger is a bit confusing for the kid, they aren't really old enough to get it either way.

    I just asked my 5 year old preschooler (ESP - 4th child) "who is santa claus?" "You" "Who gives you presents" "You" "Who came to your preschool as santa claus" "You" (It was a male and I was there taking pics) This is why I don't talk to preschoolers about Santa.

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    My mom never taught me to believe in Santa (or the Easter Bunny/Tooth Fairy/etc). She never outright said why, but I think she would have felt uncomfortable lying about something like that. (My mom and I are very similar in that area...valuing truth above all else it seems like.)

    Christmas was still pretty magical without Santa. Christmas was about Jesus, and spending time with family. Yeah, it was about presents too, but it was about thoughtful presents. You worked your best to buy/make something for somebody that they would really like, because you loved them. Quality (thought) over quantity (price).

    I plan on doing pretty much the same if I have kids...I'm glad I never went through the whole Santa thing.

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    I was suspicious from the very beginning. It didn't seem likely that a bunch of little elves assembling toys by hand at the North Pole had anything to do with toys that were packed in plastic with the words Mattel or Fischer Price and looked just like the ones I had seen in commercials. I don't think I was ever told explicitly, though I got the Easter Bunny isn't real conversation on Easter. I remember being more pissed that my fantasy had been ruined than shocked. I would have been content with not knowing for certain that they didn't exist so that I could pretend a little. I knew it wasn't likely that they were real, but it was nice to think that they might be.
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    What do you mean? I STILL believe in Santa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexx View Post
    What do you mean? I STILL believe in Santa!
    That's great.
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    I still believe too.

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    When I was in first grade we lived in a log cabin with a woodstove that had a really skinny stovepipe - maybe six inches in diameter. I knew Santa was chubby, and I did the math.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toonia View Post
    When I was in first grade we lived in a log cabin with a woodstove that had a really skinny stovepipe - maybe six inches in diameter. I knew Santa was chubby, and I did the math.
    Ever think maybe it's magic? Like - maybe Santa turns into sand or glitter and sifts though the cracks just to materialize on the other side?

    You know - kinda like the Mummy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexx View Post
    Ever think maybe it's magic? Like - maybe Santa turns into sand or glitter and sifts though the cracks just to materialize on the other side?

    You know - kinda like the Mummy?
    That explains everything!
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
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