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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    And... I like that she doesn't think it's ME spending a sh*tload on her. Knowing how cheap I am even fuels her belief in Santa. After all, it can't be MUM buying all those things... she's too cheap for that.
    This was actually a bittersweet part of when DS1 and DS2 found out. First there was a bit of disappointment that the red man wasn't real. Then there was "hang on... You and dad did all that?!"

    It's kind of nice to finally be able to take credit!

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    We do santa for our kids but santa doesnt get the credit for too many of the presents.
    Santa gives one present each and a stocking with some lollies, a book, undies and a few trinkets.

    DH grew up with santa giving them all their gifts with nothing from their parents. Whereas i grew up with it the same as we do with our kids

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    Santa is part of the fun of being a little kid in our family, they love the magic of the idea. It only lasts a short time before they figure it out, but there is a certain beauty in their excitement of setting out a snack for Santa and the Reindeer. It was so lovely when the bigger kids in our fam were small, they would get so caught up in it all and got such a thrill from seeing all the gifts with tags from Santa. I used to post them letters from Santa as well and they got such a buzz. I really don't think it does any harm. Even the realisation that he's not real was soft for them, they were old enough to figure it out. Doesn't stop them wanting Santa photos though haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    Bubs isn't born yet but I decided years ago that I wouldn't do Santa, or the Easter Bunny, or any of those stories. At first it was because I didn't get how parents could teach their kids honesty and integrity while telling them blatant lies just for fun.
    But since getting pregnant, DP and I have had many excellent conversations discussing the hilarious pranks we're going to pull on our gullible kids so that's not really much better
    I think it's the mass-produced, commercialised, socialised aspect of Santa that makes me uncomfortable, people play along to this script because society says so. Don't get me wrong - I can totally see why, and some of the Christmas stories here are just lovely! So I do think it's up to every family to do what's right and happy for them.
    DP and I are scientists so we'll probably make up some story about presents having wave/particle duality and they'll only appear to you if you use the right method of observation or something...

    Oh also I also find Santa kinda creepy, watching and judging everyone 24/7!

    Ourlittleblessing and Lillynix, thanks for sharing your experiences with non-Santa kids not ruining it for others, that's some good advice I'll remember when the time comes!
    I dont get how making up stories about science is any more truthful than telling them stories about santa. .. infact its pretty mean as at least most other kids believe in the magic of santa where as you make your children excluded completely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie_eyes View Post
    Im a mega zelda fan. *shield blocks your nuts* lol
    All right! You win! In return for sparing me, I will sell you a piece of heart! Only 10 rupees!

    (*cough* sorry to be off topic!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Love Santa. Love the excitement in my kids' eyes, love the fairy tale of it all. Magical. Best childhood memories was anticipation of Santa coming.
    Yes! Fond memories of putting a biscuit and glass of milk out for Santa and a carrot for his reindeer! Ds1 is only 2 but when he's older yes we will do Santa I find it magical and I cant wait to see my two boys light up about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerHeels View Post
    I dont get how making up stories about science is any more truthful than telling them stories about santa. .. infact its pretty mean as at least most other kids believe in the magic of santa where as you make your children excluded completely
    It's not more necessarily more truthful, but as parents we get the delightful privilege of choosing what stories to tell our kids.
    Hmm, perhaps we'll change our Christmas story to: Santa is an evil robot who lives on Neptune (his North Pole base was destroyed by rampaging polar bears), and if everyone doesn't give him lots of attention every year and talk about how great he is he'll get really mad and send his polar bear army. So we'd better all celebrate Christmas and Santa!

    Parenting is going to be so much fun.

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    Sorry if this has been asked but for those that dont do Santa what do you say if they see him getting photos done in the shopping centres? No judgement Im just really curious

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    For me it is just part of the magic of Christmas. The excitement of leaving a treat out for him and the big count down.
    I don't think it is a bad thing telling your kids about Santa, especially after seeing dd meet the princesses at Disneyland this year (which she just loves) and thinking they were the real thing. I will keep those beautiful memories forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    It's not more necessarily more truthful, but as parents we get the delightful privilege of choosing what stories to tell our kids.
    Hmm, perhaps we'll change our Christmas story to: Santa is an evil robot who lives on Neptune (his North Pole base was destroyed by rampaging polar bears), and if everyone doesn't give him lots of attention every year and talk about how great he is he'll get really mad and send his polar bear army. So we'd better all celebrate Christmas and Santa!

    Parenting is going to be so much fun.
    It's totally up to you what you tell your kids. But be mindful, if you choose to start telling them something wildly different (as opposed to a slight deviation or whatever) you will be setting them up for a bit of confusion once they hit preschool and school age. Better have a contingency story ready for why your santa is an attention-seeking interplanetary robot commander of vengeful polar bears as opposed to a kindly man who gives gifts.

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