We all, at one point in our lives, believed that the best man in the world, Santa Claus, existed and that he traveled all around the world, delivering presents to all the good boys and girls. Sadly, as time went on and we got older, we either figured out or were told that Santa Claus doesn’t actually exist. I reached out to my friends on Facebook, asking them to divulge their story on how they found out that Santa doesn’t exist. These are their stories.
Holly Klockenga: She heard some kids talking about it, but she didn’t want to believe it. However, she knew for sure when she went shopping with her mom, who bought her brother a specific tractor. When he opened the first from “Santa,” she knew he wasn’t real.
Nora Kocher: At age 6, she found some gifts in the car that she later got from “Santa.”
Naomi Jacobs: Her dad used to tell her and her siblings how he got coal from Santa as a kid. When she was 8, however, she realized that her dad was Jewish and wouldn’t have gotten “coal from Santa.”
Heather Wallaert: At age 9, her dad turned around in the middle of a store and told her that Santa rode a motorcycle.
Kelly Kaufenberg: When she was 10, she had been mulling about it for a year. Around Christmas, she finally asked her mom. Her mom told her that Santa didn’t exist; she also told Kelly that this meant that the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy didn’t exist either. Devastating!
Crystal Quint: When she was 4, her preschool teacher told her that her mom was lying and that Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy didn’t exist.
Now, I know this article makes me sound like an old Scrooge that doesn’t like Christmas. Let me assure: Christmas is awesome! Keep the spirit of Christmas alive! It’s a time to be with your family and friends, and who doesn’t love that? Merry Christmas from all of us at Millikinect!
How did you find out Santa wasn’t real? (Was it from reading this article?) Let us know in the comments!