How old were you when you figured out the bad news about Santa?
September 14, 2004 11:36 AM Subscribe
How old were you when you figured out the bad news about Santa? How did you find out? I ask because my 6 yr. old son still believes. Fervently. And sooner or later, I'm gonna have to answer some tough questions.
posted by Irontom to grab bag (46 answers total)
Earlier this year, a little girl he plays with tried to tell him the truth. He told her she was crazy, that he had seen Santa himself.
Explanation: when he was 3, we were on a trip and Santa came to visit him where we were staying, with a special present just for him. We went through a lot of trouble to make this happen, and it stuck in his mind.
Anyhow, he reported this encounter to me, and I agreed with him that she was crazy, and didnt know what she was talking about. However, it's just going to keep getting tougher to maintain this illusion, and I am now thinking maybe we didnt do ourselves any favors with this event we created.