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Originally posted by VegHead
My four-year-old told me that Santa wasn't real this year... his reasoning? "There is no way that Santa could fit into a chimney." Despite this, he still had fun writing a letter to Santa on Christmas eve and enjoyed his stocking of presents from Santa on Christmas morning. So... maybe history is repeating itself.
Originally posted by sled735
reply to post by Hombre
I was 2.5 years old the first time I saw Santa.
My mother and older sisters were there with me in the living room when there was a knock on the door. My mother went and opened it. A big man in a red suit and a bag slung over his back walked in, and I freaked out!
I was standing in an area all by myself, and I was so terrified to move, I didn't know what to do!
"Santa" came toward me offering me a toy, and I took off running to my mother screaming in terror!
Of course, this was my Dad dressed up as Santa, but I didn't know that. He got so tickled at me, he burst out laughing trying to make it sound like, "Ho, Ho, Ho" as he laughed.
I was crying and wouldn't calm down, so he finally had to leave.
I remember the little red fox he tried to give me. I went and picked it up after he left and it became one of my favorite toys.
That was around 54 years ago, and I remember it like it was yesterday.
I don't know when I realized there wasn't a Santa, but I'm sure I was relieved to learn he didn't exist after my frightening experience.edit on 5/4/2013 by sled735 because: add comment