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Santa Claus.. when to let them know?

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I have 2 daughters (half English-Thai) aged 14 (very nearly 15) and 10 (very nearly 11). I am very strict about lying, and especially lying to my own kids, but the two lies I have told them are of course Santa and the tooth fairy.

Obviously the elder one knows they're myths. The younger one also knows that the tooth fairy is me! The younger one also has asked in recent years if Santa is real, probably after being told by school friends. This year I thought I might open up, but she has already written a note and stuck it out for Santa.. in November! I have read that it's wrong to lie to them about stuff like this, but I do know that they trust me for pretty much everything else.

My question, in this society where they're mainly not Christian and most kids don't get 'visited on Christmas Eve' is it worth trying for one more year?

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They've usually found out long before you decide to tell them the truth. Kids aren't as dumb as we like to think.

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If I thought that writing out a note would get me what I wanted I'd do it every week.

Your daughter knows what she's doing.

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 To my daughter I told she the truth when she was 10 y/o., And not about Santa Clauss becouse there are more histories, like three wise men...

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12 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Santa Claus (as we know him) is a fantasy person created by a Coca Cola  advertising campaign in 1931.

Just wonder how the story "The Night Before Christmas" then could tell about Santa and eight reindeer in front of his sledge already in 1848, originating from an anonymous printed poetry from 1823, where the reindeer were named Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder, and Blixen...🤔

»More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer, and Vixen,
On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Dunder and Blixen;
...«

 

@2long, I have CCTV around my house in case of intruders, the below image is a screen shot from December 24th last year, so I keep my mouth shot about Santa to my daughter at now 14 – she already has a long list for this year...🤐

 

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Edit: Should find the images:
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To click to the books, click here.

 

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13 hours ago, BritManToo said:

I've always refused to lie to my children.

Telling a story, I make sure they know it's just a story.

 

I've never understood the reasoning behind lying where the gifts come from.

Santa Claus (as we know him) is a fantasy person created by a Coca Cola  advertising campaign in 1931.

We always explained that different cultures have different celebrations through the year and that Christmas and the representitive of that, Santa Claus, was part of one of many western civilization celebrations (this one of gift giving and family) and that this is one of those.  Thanksgiving is where I get to show off my culinary skills once a year, they have learned the truth about the celebration and laugh like he'll at the Addams Family Values movie with Wednesday's speach about Thanksgiving at the camp because of the truth in it.

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13 hours ago, Liverpudlian said:

Thought he was based on St nicholas ? some geezer from centuries ago  or is that porkie pies too ? 

Based  on very dubious  "legend"  yes. But  the   "persona " of "Santa Claus" and all the  sh-ite sold  to  the world  is  based  mostly  on a   Cola advertising campaigne. Conveniently  utilized as  a commercial platform  even until this  day  to promote and  boost "seasonal" sales . Funny strange that  so many  devout "christians"  applaud  the  deception. Not  so  different  to  the  bs  of  Easter  "eggs" boosting  chocolate  based  crapola for  similar  reason. Ah well.

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45 minutes ago, DrPhibes said:

We always explained that different cultures have different celebrations through the year and that Christmas and the representitive of that, Santa Claus, was part of one of many western civilization celebrations (this one of gift giving and family) and that this is one of those.  Thanksgiving is where I get to show off my culinary skills once a year, they have learned the truth about the celebration and laugh like he'll at the Addams Family Values movie with Wednesday's speach about Thanksgiving at the camp because of the truth in it.

yes different CULTS have different beliefs 

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