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  • Tell him he retired, but appointed you to run the shop in his stead.
  • wait untill after. believe me you dont have him trowing a tantrum before "the big day" it will cause stress in the house and atleast afterwords he will have time to calm down.. wait untill like a the day after
  • After. Like in June.
  • This is a joke right? Just before Christmas you suddenly wan to tell that to an excited kid? Don't say a word. Let the other kids at school spoil the fun, as they inevitably will once your kid is mature enough to consider the options. A child should have as much childhood as possible.
  • If I were you, I'd tell him now. Hopefully he'll be able to grasp the magic of Santa Claus while still knowing that Santa Claus isn't really real, and that the presents that say they're from him are really for you. Just because he knows this doesn't mean you can't still play Santa Claus make-believe, and still put "Santa" on some of the gift tags, and put his Santa crafts up in the windows. It's fun to do these things, after all. But at this age I think he shouldn't be led to believe that Santa Claus is really truly real anymore: he needs to live in the real world.
  • Tell him now. It will be better coming from you than someone else.
  • What about Santa? He's still going to AA isn't he?
  • The magic of Christmas is something very special for a child.We all believed in him at some time when we were young.If you mean that you are going to tell him that Santa klaus isnt real then I would suggest that you say nothing.He will learn soon enough from his school friends the truth about Santa Klaus,so let the magic of Santa stay with him as long as possible.
  • Why don't you let him find out on his own? Do you have a driving compulsion to disappoint children?
  • You should let him find out for himself.
  • He may already know. I did. But I'd wait. What does it matter at this point if you wait until after Christmas?
  • It's up to you. Why do you feel the need to inform him? It's not hurting anything.
  • Why cant you let the child have some fun? To soon the waiting world and its hordes of dream smashers will be waiting to disappoint him.
  • Hmmm, well by the time I was 7 I knew there was no Santa, so I just played along. If he loves his gifts tell him there isn't one. If he hates them, just blame Santa :) Seriously, let him believe in it for as long as he can. If you feel that you must tell him there isn't one, wait until after Christmas. Way after.
  • i'd hold off
  • Let him believe in the dream. Children are growing up too fast these days and he will find out eventually from his friends at school. I got suspicious about it when I was about 9, asked my parents if santa was real (I'd heard rumours) and they let me continue thinking there was a Santa. However, I was sneaky, I took a bite out of the carrot that we left out for rudolph and then found it in the rabbits hutch on christmas morning, where i figured it would end up! I was sworn to secrecy however because of my little sister!
  • Never. Let him believe as long as he wants!
  • "Inform" him? WTF?? What happened to Santa? Oh god, don't tell me something happened to Santa *sobs*
  • Why? What happened to Santa? ...You didn't do anything to him, did you? Cuz if you did, I swear to God.....
  • Why inform him at all? Kids found out that stuff on their own. (Typically some older kid on the bus tells them) I told mine that their will be a Santa as long as they believe and let them decide when they wanted to give it up.
  • What truth do you want to tell him? How about letting him ask you? Better still, start teaching him about the real Santa Claus little by little: http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=23
  • Exactly what do you need to inform him?
  • Tell him now or he is gonna freak out when the fat red guy comes down the chimney
  • Can you remember what magic felt like when you were a child? Do you remember it? It is something that you can never get back, ever! So, it should be protected and held onto for as long as it can be. It is not the contexts (Santa) that is important, rather the expression and the feeling of it being real. This is very important to children. It was once important to you and once important to me. This is what we seek in our adult world and in the fiction that we read; a sense of magic and of wonder. So- please do not take it away from your child. Children usually leave magic behind at some point, only to one day find it and give it to their children.
  • Wait till after he starts asking whether Santa is real or not. their only oyung for so long
  • The Easter Bunny is going to tell him sooner or later. Might be best to tell him yourself before he hears it from him. ;) http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/4279851
  • ABOUT WHAT!!!???? DID U DO SOMETHING TO THE CLAUS?
  • He's only 7? Personally, I wouldn't tell him any time soon. There's no hurry. My 9 year old daughter still believes in Santa. I'd say the kid still has a couple more years (at least) of childhood bliss ahead.
  • Whatever are you talking about? Are you saying your son is seven and he doesn't yet know that Santa is responsible for some of his gifts? Shame on you for taking all the credit.
  • I think it's only fair to crush his spirit before Christmas so as to insure a bad holliday as well.
  • Tell him he's not getting anything this year unless he's good. Otherwise, Santa is going golfing.
  • What?!?! Did something happen to Santa?!?!?
  • No personally, I would just let him figure it out on his own. Kids grow up to fast as it is!!!!!
  • Don’t tell him anything, he will find out one day and that’s better.
  • I'm sure due to peer pressure and the environment in which our children grow, he either already knows, or will soon know.
  • I say tell him the truth. THERE IS NO SANTA! The world won't come to an end if he knows the truth.
  • Dont tell him at all. He will discover soon enough. He is only 7. Give him a couple more years to enjoy Santa.

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