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    So for those that DO involve easter and christmas with the above. How do you manage the questions about if they are real?

    Dd is in grade 2 so alot of kids are starting to say the Easter Bunny is not real. I just ask dd what she thinks and she still believes so I just go with that and say its nice to believe in the magic of these occasions but not everyone does and thats ok.

    We dont put alot of focus on the easter bunny or santa. But she is going to figure it out soon.

    For those with older kids what did you do when they started questioning it?

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    My son is in Year 4 and is still a believer amazingly. I have decided to be upfront with him when he asks but enlist his help to keep the magic going for his two younger brothers. To be honest I'm dreading it but he's growing up so quickly

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    DS1 is nearly 10 and a true believer still. There are a couple kids at his school that tell the other kids it's all fake and I'm like when you'll get no presents then will you.

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    I did basically what you did - just ask her what she believed - for a while.

    One day she came and ask me straight up - is the tooth fairy real? She had found a note I had written her from the tooth fairy, and compared it to another story I wrote her recently and concluded that the writing was the same

    she was about 9 or so I think

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    My eldest is in year 2 as well and is still a firm believer. Last year he did ask me if Santa was real and I did what you did and asked what he thought. He said "yes, of course he is" and that was the end of it.

    The day he tells me they are not real, will be the day I tell him the truth and like Chippa said, enlist his help in keeping the magic alive for his younger sister and other believers.

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    Once at school it always starts, I didn't want to convince her they definitely exist once she started questioning it, I said that it's nice to believe in something magical.
    Then it sort of just happens that they work it out, and after a while dd said she knew it wasn't real, she wasn't angry or confused, it was leading up to Christmas and she was just very grateful and went on about how she couldn't believe we bought her all those presents, in the previous years.
    I was expecting it to be a big deal but it wasn't at all. She has a younger sibling and we agreed to not tell him.

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    My 9yr old told me a month before xmas that she didnt believe in santa.

    I was hoping we'd get one more xmas in but she was adamant and there was no convincing her

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    My 9yr old told me last year that the kids at school said its the mums and dads who do santa. His idea changed when he got what he wanted from santa so he still believes. Not sure what he current view is though.

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    My boys are in grade 3 and still believe, which is amazing because I know at Christmas time a lot of kids who have a harder life go around and take pleasure in telling anyone and everyone who will listen that santa isn't real. (Like seriously, he was in my class last year. 7 years old and so jaded, it was heartbreaking)
    I will continue for as long as they want me to, and then I think I will do like my own mum did- continue giving them a gift from santa after they know, but not a big a gift as if they still believed... does that even make sense? Like a token gift to keep up the game for dd's sake. Same deal with the Easter bunny.
    (In the end when all 3 eldest kids knew but my little brother didn't suspect, mum kind of gave up and just bought us a block of Cadbury chocolate each . Don't think I will lay down quite so easily!)

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    All my kids still believe, they're in grade six, four and two I'm pretty sure the boys know but aren't letting on and I don't mind at all.


 

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