We do Santa, because I love Santa :P
Im sure xmas would be great without it still, because I am a complete xmas nut. But My kids love it, and they believe so it's great.
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10-11-2013 17:31 #41
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10-11-2013 17:51 #42
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Christmas for us is about the magic of Santa...even the older kids still love it. We won't stop the Santa thing so long as they live with us...even if they are all grown up!
10-11-2013 18:01 #44
We do Santa bc it's heaps of fun. They are small such a short amount of time. DD is 9 and I think is starting to suspect. I remember when I was 7 I worked out there was no Santa and it was never the same after that.
Zero judgment to those who don't do Santa, but we love it.
10-11-2013 18:21 #45
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!
10-11-2013 18:38 #46
10-11-2013 18:50 #47
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.
10-11-2013 18:51 #48
It was the best lie my parents ever told me, and there's no way on Earth I would willingly NOT bring that same joy to my child.
I'm too cynical as an adult to believe in most things... but as a kid, I could believe in stuff that logic says is impossible/highly improbable. I miss being naive enough to just believe in stuff like that. I'd still believe in Santa now if I could.
She's 8.5 and I know she's getting skeptical. But, so long as she wants to keep on believing I'm not going to destroy it for her. It's a FUN thing to believe in.
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.
10-11-2013 19:08 #49
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10-11-2013 19:18 #50
I never introduced Santa to our festivities and that has worked out just fine. We still have a fantastic Xmas.
As for my child not ruining it for others, it hasn't ever been a problem. I've taken the same path as Lillynix and taught her to respect the beliefs of others.
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