When and how did you learn that there wasn't a Santa Claus, Easter Rabbit, etc

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  1. Sparkplug

    Sparkplug Active Member

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    I read about Santa in the World Book Encyclopedia in second grade. It described him as mythical so I looked up the meaning of mythical and decided he wasn't real. Announced this to my classmates.

    Mom and dad's phone starting ringing before I even got home from school.
     
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    Spoiler thread!!!!
     
  3. Cy Hard

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    Right Now ****!!!!!
     
  4. CycloneYoda

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    They are real. OP is dead wrong.
     
  5. 247cy

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    What's next, Pro Wrestling is fixed?

    It's still real to me damn it!
     
  6. 2020cy

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    Wait, what???
     
  7. isufan

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    I remember around 1st or 2nd grade having a big discussion amongst the young kids at the front of the bus about how we compared our santa and easter bunny experiences, and that allowed us to determine that santa wasn't real but the easter bunny probably was real. Then we went back to shooting each other with rubber bands
     
  8. cyhiphopp

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    My sister is 3 years older than me. She ruined the magic for me far too soon when she recruited me to search for x-mas presents with her.
     
  9. Bader

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    I apparently told my whole kindergarten class Santa wasn't real, and was then dragged out into the hallway and my mother was called. C'mon fellow 6 year olds, use your brain!
     
  10. cyhiphopp

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    Also, what the **** is the Easter Rabbit?

    He's a ******* bunny damn it!
     
  11. cowgirl836

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    don't know when I figured out Santa Claus wasn't real, but I remember the other two.

    Easter Bunny I figured out when "he" left us a note and began it with " To the W- children". The W was exactly like my mom's W, so I caught on her on that.

    Tooth Fairy was discovered one morning as I ran into the bathroom to tell my mom that the Tooth Fairy hadn't left me any money the night before! Mom was brushing her teeth and went "oh ****, I forgot".

    I was the oldest child though, so I had to pretend for a couple more years for the younger kids. That really sucked. I had to help fill and hide Easter eggs, but I didn't get to find any :realmad:

    They had a close call with "Santa" one time. My younger brother was digging for snow clothes in a utility closet before Christmas one year, and found some presents that said "to: brother from: Santa". They explained it away saying that Santa can't get to all the houses in one night, so he brings some ahead of time.
     
  12. Sparkplug

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    My son never believed in Santa but totally believed in the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy.
     
  13. ThatllDoCy

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    Believe everything you read, huh?
     
  14. CtownCyclone

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    I probably believed longer than others did because we had 2 different Christmas parties to go to and the same guy was hired to play Santa at both of them. He also was good friends with my parents and both sets of grandparents, so he knew a lot of things about me, which he mentioned when handing out gifts.

    I'm not really sure when I realized the gig was up, but I know I didn't say anything because I'm the oldest of my siblings and wanted to make sure the Santa gravy train kept on a-rollin'.
     
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    I'm very curious when my boys will figure this out. My 6 year old is pretty smart so I'm guessing it will be within the next year or two. My 4 year old is more of a dreamer but his brother, the know it all, will probably ruin it for you.
     
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    What part of "family-friendly" website do you not understand?!

    Banhammer!!
     
  17. Gnomeborg

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    I deciphered a Fair Play cipher from an original print of Twas the Night Before Christmas. In the second instance the list of the reindeer, Donder was listed as Donner, making the key-word "DONER." In that same second list, Vixen was misspelled Vixin. Normally, the misspelling would result in dropping the E from the fair play grid, but since E is part of the key-word, it became the I.

    I then took the first and last letters of each page in the story, and came up with this list: TU EX KS OR HA TX CK FY SR MZ XS JJ JB EU SR YE ME DT HF FN LR ES BE SR NV

    For those playing the home game, this, of course, resulted in the phrase "STNICKDEADSINCETUNGUSKAABORTUNTILREPLACEMENTFOUND, or St. Nick dead since Tunguska abort until replacement found.

    The Tunguska event (Tunguska event - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) is the largest earth or near-earth celestial impact recorded in modern history.

    This can only mean 1) St. Nick was involved in something beyond socialist redistribution experiments. 2) he crashed on June 30th (note how far from Christmas he was still active in his sleigh...) in 1908. 3) his superiors had placed a great deal of emphasis on his involvement, but he was still not irreplaceable.

    What is unclear is what Santa was doing over Russia on June 30th, 1908, whether St. Nick has been replaced yet, and if so, by who (or what...).

    But, what is clear is that St. Nick, if he is still active now, is not the same St. Nicolas that delivered christmas presents in 1907. Whether 1908 Santa was the original or one of a long line is unclear.

    So, I guess what I'm saying is: around 5 or 6 I sorta figured it out the same way most kids do.
     
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    Still waiting for Castle Greyskull
     
  19. dahliaclone

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    I was young. I was 5 when my brother (three years older) and older cousin told me in my parents garage. I acted like I didn't care but pretty sure I went and cried somewhere. Five is really young to be told isn't it? Maybe not. Pretty sure my younger sister didn't find out until she was like 9 or 10
     
  20. mustangcy

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    I have an 8 yr old and she has some friends whose parents don't believe in participating in the Santa thing (religous nuts.) It pisses me off to no end. One of the kids goes around like it's part of their religous duty telling other kids that Santa is fake and against Jesus. I mean, I wanted to confront one of the parents at the xmas concert but my wife threw fit about it.
     

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