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How old were your kids when you told them about Santa Claus?

My kids are 6 and 9. I thought that maybe we should tell them about Santa Claus after Christmas this year. They've never left cookies, or asked why none of their presents said they were from Santa. I don't think they are going to be that disappointed. Just wanted to know other opinions.


Asked by kbates1208 at 3:09 PM on Dec. 24, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • I never told mine. I let then figure it out on their own, then once they asked I said ok youre right Im Santa LOL. Then after that they were "in on it" and helped keep it going with the littler kids & now my grandson. I say why ruin it for them? They will come to you one day and say they know its not true.

    Answer by gemgem at 3:25 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

  • Wy not let them figure it out on there own? There's no harm in them thinking he's real. My mom still puts presents from "Santa" to us.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:10 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

  • I don't plan on telling our girls...ever! LOL My parents never told me and at 32, I still get a couple gifts labled "From Santa" when my parents come to visit.

    Answer by scrapbookmylife at 3:21 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

  • I STILL BELIEVE as do my children.....

    Answer by mamakirs at 5:05 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

  • my 10yo still belives in santa, seriously, he's not pretending or anything!
    dont say anything and let them figure it out on their own

    Answer by bi-polarmommy at 7:47 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

  • my oldest is 9 and her mom told her at 5 and i have my 7 yearold 4,2,1 and i will never tell them if it comes up then ok well they will learn from someone else. growing up even at 13 we still had to write santa a list we had little ones in the house and would like them to still be kids for as long as can be and if you tell them about santa what about the easter bunny, tooth fariywhat about them they will ask. so keep it to your self the kids will thank you when they get bigger GOD BLESS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ME AND MY 5 KIDS AND HUSBAND

    Answer by lovingmomof7 at 9:40 PM on Dec. 24, 2008

  • What??? U mean he's not real? Oh no .... I'm scared for life

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 AM on Dec. 25, 2008