Dh and I have a dilemma. First off, as a brief background, we've never really hyped up Santa. We played along because ds1 came home from preschool one day already believing he was real, but we've never made a big deal about it. Also, this is the first year my kids are in school - we previously homeschooled.
Last year when ds1 was 8 he had asked me a few times if Santa was real, but he always asked me in the car in front of ds2, so I kind of sidestepped the question, meaning to talk to him later about it. But then I just didn't. I don't know why - I should have.
So now he's in 4th grade at public school, and he hasn't asked lately about Santa being real. He did mention Santa at one point (his question was that if Santa brought him a Nintendo DS, would we let him play it), so my assumption is he still believes in him.
However, I am getting really nervous that ds will mention it on the playground and get teased or otherwise humiliated around a group of kids who have known for years there is no Santa. Dh and I are wondering if we should pull him aside and let him know the truth, but both of us feel weird initiating that conversation.
So, in your experience, are there ever any 4th graders who still believe in Santa?