I too felt embarrassed when I found out that Santa Claus wasn't real.
I felt so stupid and I was angry about being lied to and made a fool of. And what made it worse for me was the fact that they continued to lie to me about it even when I began to question the validity of Santa and the impossibility of one man going all over the world and visiting every single house all in one night. Or when I questioned how he would get in because we didn't have a fireplace.
I was so emotionally injured.
This could have very well set in motion negative energy into my universe and affected me in life in countless ways and manifested in some of the negative things that happened by shaping my developing mindset and perspective in a negative way. Who knows?
I don't like it. But I'm also torn about spoiling a child's fun. I think a solution would be to only allow it when the kids are very small like 5 and under. Then just tell them when they turn 6.
I went ahead and told my kids early before they found out from someone else. They still enjoyed their gifts and toys.
I think it's awful because I felt so defeated finding out that I had been lied to about Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the Sand Man.
And our news stations even went so far as to superimpose a blip of Santa and the Reindeer flying across the sky so that the meteorologist could show and tell kids that Santa was on the way. That is just making a fool out of kids. It's a whole conspiracy and it's monetized for sales and everything.
I just felt so stupid and tricked. I didn't care that they weren't real. I just cared about being hoodwinked and bamboozled. This is what I thought as a young child. Too much for a little child to have to deal with.
This may not be the popular opinion, but it's something to consider.