What age did you start to realize Santa wasn't real? For me, it was probably later than it should have been. I was about 12 when it started to sink in that it wasn't at all possible. I blame my older brother, though, because every time I asked him if Santa was real I got a resounding "yes", and I trusted his opinion.
According to a poll in 2011, 84% of adults said they stopped believing in Santa around age 8. Studies believe this is when kids reach the age of questioning the logistics of things. It's no longer "how do you know I'm being naughty?" It's more about "how do you fit down the chimney?" and "how can you make it around the world in one night?"
It's also when kids start to connect the dots. Suddenly, Santa's writing is eerily similar to Mom and Dad's, and they somehow manage to use the same wrapping paper as the North Pole, as well.
For one boy, however, he's already skeptical at the young age of six, and he's not afraid to let Jolly Ol' St. Nick know about it.
Sarah McCammon, a reporter with NPR, had the internet in stitches when she posted a letter to Santa her six-year-old son wrote in class.
My 6yo Santa skeptic was told to write a letter to Santa at school. So he did... pic.twitter.com/XUFGMnXDFT— Sarah McCammon NPR (@sarahmccammon) December 3, 2017
PS - the "troubles" in his life? His brother. Don't call child services. 😂— Sarah McCammon NPR (@sarahmccammon) December 3, 2017
It's clear that this kid has some serious questions about Santa's reliability, and he also wants to make it clear that he's dealing with a lot of stuff. His hard-ball approach to the Big Guy caught the internet's attention, and everyone loved it.
LOLOL. Love your little skeptic.— Cleo’s Hat (@CleopatrasHat) December 3, 2017
Similarly, in 2nd grade, my daughter's response to a personal essay assignment was, “I do not like to share personal details.” 🤣🤣 She is my “spicy child.”
Does it say 'die' in the mailbox?— David Kroll (@davidkroll) December 4, 2017
Awesome! Just read it out loud to my Christmas challenged spouse. My fav is a tie between “your life is empty” & the anonymity in the event he’s off base.— Brandee Bickle (@BrandeeBickle) December 4, 2017
“Your life is empty. You don’t know the troubles I’ve had.” Future country song writer. 😂— tarahammond (@wandtande) December 4, 2017
I love this! Kid is just being snarky honest and prob would like a more interesting assignment. He needs to listen to some Louis Armstrong / Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen/— CMaker (@vtzop) December 4, 2017