Entropy said:You just contradicted yourself.
Not if you read the next sentence.
I took great pleasure in helping to continue the illusion for my younger siblings. In fact, thinking about it now...it felt more like a right of passage. It set me apart from the "little kids".
Seven years of fun [or so] for a few days, or even a day's worth of disappointment, maybe... not so bad really. But your point was about trust. I don't recall this ever being an issue.