I know there are no regular posters on this board that are still young enough to believe in santa. my 10 year old said to me the other day "I know santa isn't real so you dont have to write from santa on any of xmas gifts any more" now I have never ever re-enforced any notion to my kids that santa or the bunny are real if they approach me about it I am like a poli and avoid it at all costs. the reason for this is I dont want my kids being pi@#ed at me later on when they find out, I know this is not every ones cup of tea when child rearing but I dont care. I just dont want to lie to my kids and have them lead aray by me. I was the second youngest child in my family with a few older sisters and brother some in thier teens so I found out pretty early in life that santa and the rabbit were false. how old were you and did it make a large impact on you when you found out the truth? and who told you ??