Non Believers

A few years ago I suddenly had 2 non believers.  Even now it makes me sad.  This is what I had to say at the time:
Christmas this is going to be very different from those over the past 10 years.
Different….very very different.
This year, we will not have a visit to Santa, you see, they no longer believe.
I am much more upset about this than they are.
No longer will I see their faces light up when they meet that special man.
No longer will they suddenly turn shy and go very quite, mouths open with an eye popping gaze.
No longer will I creep around on Christmas Eve, collecting all the presents from their hiding places.
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To be honest, they didn’t really believe last year, but we visited Santa and went through the motions. I think it was more to keep me happy, rather than them.
They are growing up, growing up way too fast.
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9 Comments

  1. 18 December, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    Aww! It’s so sad! I have one non believer the other is still caught up in the magic!

  2. 19 December, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    That is sad 🙁 I’m not sure how much longer people will believe in our house (although I’m not sure whether they still do, like you last year).

    #weekendbloghop

  3. 20 December, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    I’ll be so sad when this day comes!

    #weekendbloghop

  4. Louise
    21 December, 2014 / 12:43 pm

    I can’t bear the idea of my daughter not believing. Can’t imagine Christmas ever being the same

  5. Helena
    21 December, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    Makes me cry thinking the magic has gone

  6. 21 December, 2014 / 5:56 pm

    I’m not sure whether I have a believer or not this year – he’s happy to go along with it. Last year he asked loads of questions about the logistics of Santa and this year he hasn’t. As he’s a child that has an enquiring mind, I smell a bit of a rat. I still have the magic, but I’m not sure I will next year – such a shame isn’t it? I guess they have to grow up though.

  7. 21 December, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    Aww it’s sad when they stop believing. I think it was last year my nephew stopped! Thankfully my little one is only two and this is his first year of believing so we’ve got a fair few years yet! Have a wonderful christmas 🙂 #weekendbloghop

  8. 26 December, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    I remember not believing in Santa early as I caught my father putting gifts in my sock =P

    He works so he needs to do these things early and I was going to have a wee. Even when I found our that Santa is not real the magic of Christmas didnt change. Theres still something magical in getting something in a day from your parents esp when I know that money is hard.

    #mbpw

  9. Kate
    1 January, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Dreading this time coming

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