Do u think its a good thing my 7 yr old sister doesnt believe in Santa Claus?

she knows santa doesnt exist anymore, and shes been looking out the window at midnight, she even watched us put presents underneath the tree, and right now she is still awake.

Update:

well, actually its 1:37 here, but she does need to get to bed, lol.

Update 2:

well, she grew up not knowing who santa claus was, so i guess thats the way it went.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Read her this:

    Dear Editor! I am 8 years old.

    "Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

    "Papa says, ‘If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.’ "Please tell me the truth: Is there a Santa Claus?

    "Virginia O’Hanlon"

    "Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skeptism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except that which they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the countless worlds about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole truth and knowledge.

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginia's. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, and no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and light. The eternal life with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

    Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unsee able in the world.

    You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, and romance can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernatural beauty and glory beyond. Is it real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

    No Santa Claus! Thank God! He lives, and he lives forever."

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think it's a good thing, but you can't force her to believe something she knows isn't the truth. She should beable to make her own decisions on this issue. Well, at least you don't have to hype up the whole Santa deal with her anymore. Maybe next time put the gifts under the tree as normal, and let her sit up with you. that will let her know it's okay if she doesn't believe in Santa.

    If there are younger children in the house, just ask her to keep the truth between you and her. Everybody has the right to there own dreams and beliefs.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah, I watched my niece rolling her eyes about the whole Santa is on his way thing. Still, she was looking forward the day - regardless of who was putting the presents under the tree.

    I think that you can still teach a non-believing child about the spirit of Santa Claus. The idea that giving is the true happiness at Christmas time.

  • 1 decade ago

    You know I think it's okay if you haven't been telling her that he is, just to have her ideas and everything come crushing down. I think Santa is a great lesson though, I'm 13 and just found out about him tonight, but Santa is like that friend you always want to be like, and even though he isn't real, he's in your heart, and teaches you a valuable lesson about giving, I mean I stuffed the stockings tonight, and I've seen the look kids get in their eyes when they see the gifts from "Santa". That's all the magic you need. I'm sorry I got off topic I had to get that off my chest, but back on topic. I really don't think it matters, as long as you can teach her the real gift of giving.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think that the innocence of a child that believes in Santa is priceless. There are too many things in this world stealing our childrens innocence at younger and younger ages. I think the best gift I recieve on Christmas morning is the joy I see in my child as she finds that one gift that Santa brought her that she had been wanting all year. Even if I did stay up all night putting it together myself. Nothing replaces that joy of seeing her inocent little eyes light up.

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    i think of that maximum childrens understand that there is no Santa Claus, they do in basic terms no longer make an argument out of it. consistent with danger you may take an internet site out of their e book and not make an argument out of it. For a 7 12 months previous i could start up with uncomplicated morality, like do no longer lie, do no longer scouse borrow, appreciate your elders. yet once you go with for to objective to tell her that there is no Santa Claus and that their is one god, and his son and the holy spirit, and the trinity, or the non trinity, and deity, and this and that, you're a fool. in basic terms be grateful to god that she has the two eyes, and arms, and you have sufficient money to faux a ingredient like Santa Claus.

  • 1 decade ago

    I NEVER believed in Santa and it never stopped me getting excited about my presents and otherwise enjoying Christmas.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well, she needs to go to bed, regardless it she doesn't believe in santa. it's 4:30 in the morning! it's not a bad thing to not believe.

  • 1 decade ago

    She seems like a very astute little girl. Good for her. Seven year olds are so cute when they stop believing in things. They're growing up.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    my daughter does`nt believe eighter, i hid her presents & put clues on a piece of paper. numbered them, has to find the 1st till she goes on the next.i think it`s a good thing , cause when my daughter asked-7 i just said -shucks it`s a game we like to play- alot of people don`t agree, but if i lie to her now,is she gonna trust me, when i need her too?

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