I think I was six when I realised but my parents told me at eight
I was a kid that never missed anything though. Hope your kid believes for much longer!!
I was seven and just came to the conclusion myself. It was 1963. I wasn't told by other kids. I remember saying to my Mom - "There's no Santa is there?" I also remember thinking at the time..."Don't lie to me Mom - cause I'm not that stupid". I promised to never tell another child what I knew. Most of the kids in my class had stopped believing by 8 or 9. I even remember my 4th grade teacher asking us who still believed. It was always amazing to me that kids would still believe after being asked that question!!!
When I was in 4th grade, I stopped. I can't really remember what age I was...either 9 or 10?
My little brother just turned 11 and he still believes in Santa, or at least leads on that he does. I feel like since he's going into 6th grade he's too old, but whatever. Keeps the holiday fun, haha. I just wonder how he still does when my cousin who is the same age as him doesn't, and I'm sure plenty of kids in his class don't either.
I don't ever remember believing in Santa. I do remember being very young (4-ish) and knowing that Santa was make believe. I had older siblings so maybe that had something to do with it. It was fun even though I knew Santa was not real and it is fun as adults. We always 'did' Santa, still do and always will.
Hi everyone, interesting article ;)
I learned in 4th grade, when someone in my
class brought it up. But for the sake of
the season & festivities, I still believe ;)