I must have figured it out for myself as I don't remember any traumatic "What?! You've been lying to me?" moments regarding Santa Claus. I didn't feel cheated or betrayed, either. I enjoyed Christmas as a child. It was the one time my family didn't fight.
This guy I know found out about Santa when he woke up one Christmas Eve, walked past the living room to go to the kitchen, and saw his dad in the middle of the living room floor with bike parts spread all over the place and a cigar hanging out of his mouth. The guy, who's like 7 years old at the time, just stands there, all shocked and his dad says, "You tell your sister and I'll kick your @$$." Talk about traumatic, no?
· 1 decade ago