This seems really silly I know, but I am actually a little concerned about my dss. We have always done the Easter bunny/Santa thing, and made it convincing to make it more fun. I think we made it too convincing. We have a 9mo DD, a 7yo DD and my DSS is 12. I would expect that the two younger still believe and we would like for dss to play along as long as the kids are still having fun with it. (if they asked or wanted to know we would come clean, we aren't into lying about it or telling them it's real, we just sort of let them believe what they will at this point) I'm concerned because we kind of thought that dss was playing along, but after Easter he seems to really believe, he was all excited telling me about what the Easter bunny brought him and since dh was out of town the EB is me...
I remember really wanting to believe when I was younger, because it was more fun even though I knew the truth, but I'm afraid he really believes and will get made fun of if he talks about it to his newer (older acting middle school) friends ...who are less naive.
Should we sit him down and tell him or operate on the assumption that he is playing along? I really thought he would have caught on way sooner since he lives in two separate houses and it's very different at both houses (she doesn't really do that stuff and he's her only child...we always fill stockings and his Easter basket for him even if he's not here). We are very open about anything and if he ever asked we would obviously tell him what's going on, but he doesn't. The weird thing is that we really try to raise good critical thinkers!
If he's playing along he's doing a reallllyyyy good job!
What do you think? If you do the EB/Santa thing what have you done?