Non Belivers

A few years ago I suddenly had 2 non believers.  Even now it makes me sad.
Christmas would forever more be different from the ones that came before.
Different….very very different.
From that day, we will not have a visit to Santa, you see, they no longer believe.
I am much more upset about this than they were.
No longer will I see their faces light up when they meet that special man.
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No longer will they suddenly turn shy and go very quite, mouths open with an eye popping gaze.
No longer will I creep around on Christmas Eve, collecting all the presents from their hiding places.
To be honest, they didn’t really believe the year before, but we visited Santa and went through the motions. I think it was more to keep me happy, rather than them.
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They are growing up, growing up way too fast.

25 Comments

  1. 5th December 2016 / 5:33 PM

    I feel for you! And I still believe in Santa, so my children will hold onto his magic for as long as I can keep it alive… fortunately, my girls are still young, so I have at least five more years to believe in the Christmas magic. 🙂

  2. 8th December 2016 / 4:03 AM

    When I was growing up, we played the Santa game even after I stopped believing. Of course I had a younger brother so I we did it for him mostly.

  3. Christina Aliperti
    8th December 2016 / 7:51 AM

    This was bittersweet for me too. My son is 18 now and he still loves getting gifts lol but some of that magic is gone.

  4. 8th December 2016 / 12:50 PM

    I knew from a young age that Santa wasn’t real and I remember asking my foster mum when I was 10 about Santa and she said he is not real to which I replied ‘I know’. Its a shame we grow up too fast.
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  5. 8th December 2016 / 1:50 PM

    It is sad when this happens, although my older ones still come along for the littlies (they love it really)
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    • Candace
      8th December 2016 / 1:51 PM

      Mine are only 14 months apart so they both stopped at the same time

  6. Dana Vento
    8th December 2016 / 4:43 PM

    It’s so good to believe but sometimes it’s not good! Childrens believing santa because it’s tradition. But it will be fine if you not believe santa theirs a other thing you can find your happiness.

  7. 8th December 2016 / 5:32 PM

    Nice post. We grow up too fast. But i still feel happy same in childhood to get gifts.

  8. Elizabeth O.
    8th December 2016 / 5:35 PM

    It’s a sad reality that we have to accept as parents! It’s really bound to happen. I think it’s worth all the effort of all those years though, because we made their childhood more memorable!

  9. 8th December 2016 / 5:53 PM

    I don’t even remember how old I was when I no longer believed in Santa. I was very young! I think a great way to open a new chapter with children at that point is to allow them to participate in being a Santa! Donating to a toy drive, etc.

  10. karlyn cruz
    8th December 2016 / 6:18 PM

    Santa is just an instrument to enjoy Christmas by giving toy and other things.

  11. 8th December 2016 / 9:55 PM

    My youngest sibling is 10 but we still do Santa, even though we all know he isn’t real. Santa is so magical! He doesn’t have to disappear even though you know he isn’t a real character.

  12. Kathy
    9th December 2016 / 1:07 AM

    My girls are 6 and 7 and they still believe. I know it won’t be long before they don’t believe either. I’ll probably still continue the tradition and give them gifts on Christmas morning though. I’m not looking forward to when they stop believing though.

  13. Rosey
    9th December 2016 / 4:54 AM

    My youngest learned last year. bummer. He plays along still but it’s not quite the same. 🙂

  14. 9th December 2016 / 2:17 PM

    I remember my eldest crying on me, he was about 9-10 and he’s asked me over and over if he was real and I kept it up for so long, but his friends were convincing him otherwise so I had to be honest. He sobbed on my shoulder, and I think I cried with him, it was so sad! That year I had another, so get to do it all over again 🙂
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  15. 9th December 2016 / 3:26 PM

    I am glad that my kids still believe. It is a magical thing. However, I think my son is starting to realize the truth and that makes me a little sad.
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  16. 10th December 2016 / 4:54 AM

    I know how you feel – I was crushed when my nephew didn’t believe any longer. If it weren’t for kids at school, he would probably still believe.

  17. 10th December 2016 / 9:51 AM

    When it comes to Christmas, Santa is such a great tradition over the years and we as a children believed it for long and the same is what our kids do as well. To me the memories with Santa are the same even now and I cherish them all the time!

  18. TColeman
    10th December 2016 / 9:13 PM

    I remember when the time came for me to have a non-believer in the house. It was definitely hard!

  19. 11th December 2016 / 10:01 AM

    i remember when i first realized that the real santa was God and my mom. i think my granny was crushed because she used to love how excited that I was waiting on santa and making xmas cookies for him on xmas eve.

  20. 12th December 2016 / 3:11 PM

    Awwww! no, that sucks hopefully when they grow up their views might change.
    It happened to me i found out my parents put up the presents and also it was never like the toys santa gave in movies.
    But now as i’m older i believe in santa and i believe in the magic on christmas

  21. 15th December 2016 / 7:39 PM

    I blogged about this recently too. This is the first year my daughter has definitely not believed and, to be honest, I was relieved and ready to let it all go! It’s easy and lovely when they’re tiny, but as they got older and wiser it gets harder to keep the story consistent. I’m happy I don’t have to think about it any more!
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    • Candace
      15th December 2016 / 7:46 PM

      With older siblings it’s harder. In a way I was lucky as they both stopped believing together

  22. Cat
    29th December 2016 / 12:54 PM

    Really dreading this

  23. 10th January 2017 / 7:39 PM

    My older ones believed until they were 10 – i was so lucky. Pickle is only 4 and is SO a believer! Kaz x

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