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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Darrell71 » 08 Oct 2017, 16:14

However I knew from a very young age that Santa isn't real, and I got into a huge fight with my friends when I told them this. :lol:
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Moonraker » 08 Oct 2017, 18:23

Darrell71 wrote:However I knew from a very young age that Santa isn't real


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Courtenay » 09 Oct 2017, 06:12

Darrell71 wrote:However I knew from a very young age that Santa isn't real...


Me too, Sunskriti, don't worry (although I don't recall getting into fights with anyone about it). Anyway, look, you've upset Nigel. I guess no-one ever broke it to him before. :wink: :wink:
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby pete9012S » 09 Oct 2017, 09:10

Courtenay wrote:.. you've upset Nigel...


Oh no! Not on his second birthday too.. :D
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Daisy » 09 Oct 2017, 11:48

:lol: :lol: Pete.
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Rob Houghton » 09 Oct 2017, 11:56

:lol: :lol:

I was in a totally different position, as my dad told us from quite a young age that Father Christmas wasn't real. He never liked to 'lie' to us, and so when we asked, he told us. I was only about 3 when I found out Santa was just dad coming into my room with a sack of toys, so my illusion was broken anyway.

Funny thing is though that after that I began to thoroughly believe in Father Christmas, imagining him flying through the sky on his sleigh and imagined I could sometimes hear sleigh bells in the street on Christmas Eve - so it seems if we want to believe something is real, we do! :lol:
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Eddie Muir » 09 Oct 2017, 14:24

When I was eight I was told by older children who lived in my road that Father Christmas wasn’t real. I must admit that I wasn’t totally surprised at the time, as I’d started having doubts about his existence for quite a while before this revelation.
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Eddie Muir » 09 Oct 2017, 14:26

Our two grandsons are aged eight and five. The older one no longer believes in Father Christmas, but the younger one does. The older lad has been sworn to secrecy for the time being. :D
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby IceMaiden » 09 Oct 2017, 16:49

I cannot believe how young some are in finding out Father Christmas isn't real :( . I still firmly believed in him at 11 and would have carried on for longer if my mum hadn't told me. She was afraid I'd get laughed at in high school if I mentioned it so wanted to get in first, assuming I'd already guessed anyway, but I hadn't. I hadn't a clue, it had never occurred to me and I got hysterical, I ran off to bed crying my eyes out, refusing to believe her and wondering why she'd say such a thing. She was so shocked at my reaction it put her off telling my brother altogether, who she left to find out for himself with his mates. I'd have been broken if I'd found out at 6 or 8 :shock: .
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Moonraker » 09 Oct 2017, 17:22

pete9012S wrote:
Courtenay wrote:.. you've upset Nigel...


Oh no! Not on his second birthday too.. :D


You've lost me there.... :?
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Daisy » 09 Oct 2017, 17:28

Sunskriti wished you a very belated happy birthday and Rob made this comment-
"seeing this post come up again, I thought Nigel was having yet another birthday already."
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Courtenay » 09 Oct 2017, 17:39

Don't worry, Nigel...

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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Moonraker » 10 Oct 2017, 10:17

Daisy wrote:Sunskriti wished you a very belated happy birthday and Rob made this comment-
"seeing this post come up again, I thought Nigel was having yet another birthday already."


Oh, I thought he meant that I was 2 years old! :D
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Daisy » 10 Oct 2017, 11:14

It did look like that, didn't it!
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Darrell71 » 10 Oct 2017, 11:38

Moonraker wrote:Oh, I thought he meant that I was 2 years old! :D

Do you mean to say you're not? :shock: :shock: :shock:
Daisy wrote:Sunskriti wished you a very belated happy birthday and Rob made this comment-
"seeing this post come up again, I thought Nigel was having yet another birthday already."

Oh dear, I do manage to cause quite a bit of confusion every time I log in! :oops: :lol:
Courtenay wrote:Me too, Sunskriti, don't worry (although I don't recall getting into fights with anyone about it).

The details are sketchy, as this was around 10 years ago, but I have a hazy recollection that someone either pushed me off the top of a slide or jumped down themselves, they were that upset! :lol:
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