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    Is Santa Real ?

    I was just wondering, as my eldest just asked (he is 12) ?
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    Since he is only 12, I guess you'll need to put on the big red suit for a few more years
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    yep......tell him I said so.
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    The camera never lies - show him a pic

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    If he's asked, then he's pretty much sussed it.
    Maybe the question is "how do I explain.....?"

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    Santa - no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    I was just wondering, as my eldest just asked (he is 12) ?
    of course he is.
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    Oh that's a tough one Darren, Corey was 12 also when he figured it out.. the hardest part for you now, is A) having to explain it to him, and B) having him keep it a secret from his brothers! You did well for him to believe for so long! well done!!
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    Ask yourself this, are you prepared to share the milk and cookies that are for 'Santa'? If not, tell him Santa still exists

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    Shame on you Darren, of course he is real, he even has his own Wikipedia page, and if he has that and is on the internet he must be real
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    I know he exists, its just harder to convince skeptical kids

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    When my kids were young I tricked them with the air analogy, you can't see it, but you know it is there. It worked for a while.

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    We were mongrels to our kids. We told them the truth right from day one.
    We set out never to lie to our kids about anything and never did. That included lies like Santa, tooth fairies, et al.
    They seem to have survived having such fantasy-destroying parents, and honesty in everything has paid off hugely, because now they're just as honest with us about everything. They're 18 and 19 and we know where they are, what they're doing, who they're with, etc etc. If there WAS a Santa, they'd definitely be on his GOOD list.
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    12 is older enough to begin to understand adult concepts, so explain to him what Christmas is really about. You can do this without bursting the bubble so to speak.

    Personally, I believe that most Christian adults still enjoy the 'Coke Cola' hijacked interpretation of Xmas, because it's all about giving; Re: Kym's link to St. Nickolas (also Googles).

    I know when I was a teenager growing up in a low-income working-class family, you appreciated what you did get for Xmas (from your parents and relies) and stop complaining that 'Santa' didn't get you the lattes 'in' gadgets that all you mates had.
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    I found out when I was about 9 or 10 lol. Thanks to kids at school. Bastards, shattered my world.

    Easter bunny however, I love that little bugger!

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    Well he has his own Web Site http://www.kriskringle.com/ Tell him to have a look here
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    My young'n is eight and figured it out when he was seven, We leave hints such as "Love from Dad" in the card that is attached the the gift and so forth
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    When my daughter was about 5 or 6, she headed off to find all her easter eggs on easter morning. I have always hid the eggs all over the house for her to find and she has always loved easter morning for that very reason. This particular year there was an egg left behind the tv that i knew she had missed, ( a big one too ) and couldn't exactly tell her there was one more ( how would i know ?? ) so when she wasn't looking i picked up the phone and rang my mobile. I got on and talked in quite a loud voice saying .. " right... ok... i'll let her know... thanks " and hung up. When i got off the phone i said" you wont believe who that was, it was the easter bunny and he said to tell you that there is one more egg that you have missed ! She was so excited that the easter bunny had her dads phone number and that he called it was all she spoke about for about 3 days.....
    I really do believe in keeping things like santa, easter bunny and tooth fairy alive for our little ones as long as possible.. once you lose your "innocence" for all the "fairy tales " in this world it truly is sad.....

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    Great story Simon

    I still believe in fairy tales. Dominic is mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post

    I still believe in fairy tales. Dominic is mine
    There truly is the sentiment of a great dad behind that line....

    Al the best to you and your family Darren...

    Simon.

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