• 9 years 6 months ago
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    How old were you when you found out the "truth"?
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      • 9 years 6 months ago
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      For the record, I never believed in the Easter Bunny, and as for the Tooth Fairy...I don't know when I stopped believing in her or if I truly did. I just don't recall doing that whole tooth-fairy thing long.

      As for Santa, I guess maybe 11. It's so sad how kids now-a-days don't really believe in him much because of all of the high-tech stuff. Like my mother was saying, back in her day, and even in mine, it was easier to believe in him because the toys were more simplistic and not everything required batteries.

      I really do miss that time, and for the record, I do believe in the "Christmas Spirit", that type of thing. The spirit of St. Nick lives on to this day still. ^_^
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        • 9 years 6 months ago
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        I found out that santa wasn't real when I was 8 years old, my year 2 teacher told our whole class. My mother and also my grandmother were furious that the teacher had said it.

        As for the tooth fairy and easter bunny I cant remember how old I was when I stopped beleiving in them.
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          • 9 years 6 months ago
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          I stopped believing when I was 8 years old. I was playing with my neighbour and she told me there wasn't a Santa. I went and asked my parents and they told me the truth.

          I honestly, was devastated...and angry...they lied to me!!!
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            • 9 years 6 months ago
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            I think it was around the second grade when I found out.

            I can't remember actually thinking the Tooth Fairy was real. A fat man squeezing down the chimney to give me free loot I believed. A giant rabbit dropping off a basket o' candy in exchange for a carrot I believed. Some sick lady running around trading money for rotten kids' teeth is a tough one to swallow, though.

            Is there any story as to what she actually does with all those teeth? For all I know, she's draining DNA out of them and filling the middle of the earth with freakin' super ninja's that look like me. While the idea of genetically enhanced super ninja's is pretty cool, I had enough to worry about as a kid other than getting kung-fu punched in the neck on the way to buy some baseball cards.
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              • 9 years 6 months ago
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              When I was about 5 years old I remember been told that the toothfairy would collect the teeth and polish them up to build little fairy houses. I was told this by some crazy person we used to live with.
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                • 9 years 6 months ago
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                I think that this is the whole reason that its been hard for me to embrace organized religion. [I'll keep it VERY general to avoid any conflict]

                My parents told me Santa was real...
                Proof? Toys!
                They told me the Easter Bunny was real...
                Proof? Candy!
                The told me the Tooth Fairy was real...
                Proof? Money!

                Then they go and take it all away!!!
                "No, even though there was "proof" none of those guys are real. Sorry."

                And then as a kid my parents expected me to believe in a religious figure (and without proof---just faith)
                It was as if they were telling me "Look, I know we lied and showed you false evidence about the existence of these various mythical beings. But trust us... you really should believe in this religious icon!"
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                  • 9 years 6 months ago
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                  I was actually thinking about the whole "religion" thing after I posted this question.

                  The day I stopped believing in God was the day my parents told me that they never existed.
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                    i can't remember if i ever believed in the tooth fairy and if i did, it wasn't for long. Same w/the Easter Bunny. As for Santa i was maybe 10? My dad was really good at leave "evidence" and stuff so i always convinced. It's sad that not more kids nowadays don't believe for that long.
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                      • 9 years 6 months ago
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                      Pags wrote:
                      I think that this is the whole reason that its been hard for me to embrace organized religion. [I'll keep it VERY general to avoid any conflict]


                      yeah, but organized religion doesn't do a fabulous job to encourage the faithfu in general. [flame away folks. i will happily ignore ya]

                      anyways, all i can say is: thank goodness my folks gave me shitterific gifts when i was young. made the whole 'santa-ain't-real' ordeal less of a traumatic blow. more like a sigh of relief.
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                        • 9 years 6 months ago
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                        I lived in an apartment, and our not having a chimney didn't really cause me to think about how he was getting in, etc.

                        I still found believing in Santa fun and "magical" and innocent. I miss that time every once in a while...
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                          hmm i foud out the truth after i watched santa claus conquers the martians.
                          The Bucket is Opened
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                            • 9 years 6 months ago
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                            So...

                            Santa isn't real?! :cry:
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                              wrote:
                              hmm i foud out the truth after i watched santa claus conquers the martians.


                              Man that was an offbeat movie lol.. Did you ever see the MST3K version of it?

                              I dont think I ever beleived in the toothfairy.. Easter bunny I dont remember.. and as for santa clause.. I stopped beleiveing in that when I first saw this christmas commercial showing a couple of parents takeing toys and such down stairs towerds the christmas tree.. I asked my parents about this with a disapointed tone and they looked at each other as if to say "uh oh.." lol

                              But besides that I still love christmas :D
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                                When I was a kid, I had gifts from my mother and father, as well as "Santa". I guess it was like my parents put most of their gifts under the tree from them, and then a couple under there wrtten as "from Santa" so I never questioned that, DavvisH, whenever I would see commercials and stuff like the one you mentioned. :lol:
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                                  Luke Warm wrote:
                                  So...

                                  Santa isn't real?! :cry:


                                  E'gad say it isnt so! does that mean the dollar tree didnt grow .50 pieces
                                  and silverdollars once a month. i was devasted when we moved and there was no dollar tree! :cry: and the sandman, or i shuld say gender nuetral sleep aid, (he he its a private joke wonder if any one will get it :? ) i know he was real

                                  my brother told me as much when i was 18, i didnt buy it then and i wont buy it now
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                                    • 9 years 6 months ago
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                                    I don't remember how old I was when I found out that it was actually parents who bought Christmas presents I guess around 10 or 11. It was the day I found my mom's shopping list.. it had me and my sister's names on it with what toys we wanted and how much they were :(

                                    Although that hasn't made me stop believing.. he's still real, STILL REAL, I TELL YOU! :x
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                                      • 9 years 6 months ago
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                                      I was seven when I found out. I snuck down the stairs christmas early christmas morning and saw my family sitting around watching my uncle putting toys under the tree. He was dressed like Santa, only he didn't have on the hat or beard. I was a smart kid and since I was undected I went back to bed and decided that I would milk it as long as I could. It worked until I was 10.

                                      The easter bunny and tooth fairy I never really believed.
                                      I don't know about you, Miss Kitty, but I feel so much... yummier
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                                        • 9 years 6 months ago
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                                        my ten yr old brother still believes my mom gets him a wodden toy from santa every year like a train set or a roking horse last year it was a sail boat. The rest he knows arnt from santa except for the stocking of course. its a preety cleaver idea i guess, but i have a feelin this will be the last yr. :(
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                                          • 9 years 6 months ago
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                                          Well its going to happen sooner or later, Serpndepity. But think about it this way, at least he should still have the christmas feeling with him :)
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