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    When I was 6 and a first grader, a second grader told me. I was so pissed off at my family for lying that I cried for like a whole day. Not because it wasn't real, but because I had realized I had been stupid enough to believe a family-bred lie.
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    I was like in SIXTH GRADE!

    I kind of like the idea of just being honest with kids about something so harmless as where your presents come from. I can't imagine getting joy out of fooling a little kid. The world is rich enough you don't have to tell lies to preserve innocence, and I think the idea that one has to is a great disservice to one's self.
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    I never beleived... it just didn't seem practical

    plus, my dad would always slip up and talk about finding the presents in the stores

    I kind of feel like I missed out on something by not beleiving though
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    Quote Originally Posted by antireconciler View Post
    I was like in SIXTH GRADE!
    It happens to the best of us.
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    About 5 or 6, when my friend told me after swimming that he wasn't real. I was pretty upset

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    I don't remember how old I was. I wanted to believe, though. When I got a little older, I had heard from friends that Santa wasn't real, but I didn't want him not to come, so I didn't want to ask my parents. I remember thinking, "When I have kids, I'll just buy them some presents just in case, and then wait to see if Santa comes. And then if he doesn't, they'll still have presents." :-D

    I accidentally told my little sister, though. She asked me if Santa was real, and I said he was so she'd believe, and then she said she would ask mom, and I told her, "No! Don't! Then Santa won't come, and the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy won't come!" And my mother overheard and got mad at me for inadvertently telling her they were all make-believe.

    The policy as we got older was, "Those who believe, receive." So my sister and I "believed" until we went to college. :-D Santa was good to us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    I don't remember how old I was. I wanted to believe, though. When I got a little older, I had heard from friends that Santa wasn't real, but I didn't want him not to come, so I didn't want to ask my parents. I remember thinking, "When I have kids, I'll just buy them some presents just in case, and then wait to see if Santa comes. And then if he doesn't, they'll still have presents." :-D

    I accidentally told my little sister, though. She asked me if Santa was real, and I said he was so she'd believe, and then she said she would ask mom, and I told her, "No! Don't! Then Santa won't come, and the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy won't come!" And my mother overheard and got mad at me for inadvertently telling her they were all make-believe.

    The policy as we got older was, "Those who believe, receive." So my sister and I "believed" until we went to college. :-D Santa was good to us.
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    i went public (preschool) at a pretty young age, so the possibility was always there. but i never cared whether it was my parents or not, as long as we mutually agreed to pretend. hell, he brought me presents this year.

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