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View Poll Results: How long did you and your believe in Santa (most answers are in ages)
Never, don't do Santa 2 12.50%
<1-2 yrs old 0 0%
3 yrs old 0 0%
4 yrs old 2 12.50%
5 yrs old 1 6.25%
6 yrs old 2 12.50%
7 yrs old 3 18.75%
8 yrs old 1 6.25%
9 yrs old 2 12.50%
10 yrs old 2 12.50%
11 yrs old 2 12.50%
12 yrs old 0 0%
13 yrs old 0 0%
14 yrs old + 0 0%
I believe in the spirit of Santa 4 25.00%
other 2 12.50%
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#1 of 11 Old 12-16-2013, 03:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just a poll to see how long kids believe in an actual magical being named Santa who delivers presents on Christmas Eve — not "Santa, the spirit of Christmas" or the historical figure of St Nicholas. Feel free to answer for yourself and your kids. Multiple choice is allowed.


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You forgot "Never, despite the parent's best efforts".

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Maybe that would go under "other" :lol


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I was 7 when I stopped believing. A friend at school told me he wasn't real.


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When I was a kid, I pretended (even to myself) to believe, enough that I think at times the idea almost seemed real to me, but I don't think I ever really believed.  I imagine the same is true for most kids who act as if they believe in Santa.  I never tried to convince my own kids Santa was real. 

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I was six when I stopped believing and dd was ten.
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I was 11, DD1 was also 11, and my other kids still believe.


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I was four when I was old enough to read the tags on the presents and I realized that Santa's handwriting was exactly like my mother's.  I didn't say anything though, probably because I was nervous I might stop getting presents :)

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I can't remember how old I was when I figured it out but I do remember discussing it with friends and deciding that we'd better play along so the presents didn't decrease.wink1.gif DD1 didn't buy it at all until 5 or so, then got into it until 8. Now she loves playing Santa for her 5 yo sister, who still believes.
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Stormborn, that sounds a lot like my kids. Dd1 was not into it when she was very little, but then decided she did want to believe for a year or two. 


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I still believe in Santa!!!  (Even if I am the one eating the carrots set out for the reindeer.)  I love watching my kids make the realization that they are Santa too and get to participate in the fun.  DD1 was 8 or 9.  DD2 just turned 9 and is just starting to wonder.  DS is still a baby . . . give us a few years and ask again.

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