Do your children believe in Santa?

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Do your children believe in Santa?
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 6:22pm

Do your kids believe in Santa? If so, how do you keep the idea and magic of Santa alive for them? Any special traditions?

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My oldest son is 12 and he stopped believing 2-3 years ago but he's been great about continuing to play along for his little brother, who is 8. I have a feeling we're nearing the end with him as well...sniff..

We do the usual "milk and cookies" gift for Santa on Christmas Eve and the past few years, the kids have made "reindeer food" at school to put out for Rudolph and the gang as well. :smileyhappy:


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Registered: 11-12-2011
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 3:04pm
I also have one believer and one non. My son is 11, and he stopped believing two years ago, and my daughter is 8, and still believes. Her brother wouldn't dare ruin her fun, so I don't have to worry about her hearing it from him.

In fact, he gets a lot of enjoyment from helping me out with the whole thing. He still doesn't know exactly what he's getting, but he has more of a say, and can help me get just the right things for his little sister - the things she may have mentioned to him, but not to me.