I grew up never believing in Santa. Maybe because Im 1 child of 8. and the oldest is about to be 35. So it was never a secret of where our gifts came from. My DH and I dont think we will ever have santa as the gift giver. Our DD is 27 months old and knows what presents are and what not.
We are somewhat confused on what to do this christmas because we dont want her to not have the same Christmas experience as other children she plays with. At the same time we want her to acknowledge that she has a very giving and loving family that give her gifts on Christmas because thats what we do. We do gifts exchanges in the family and the grandparents go nuts on the gift giving.
What do you think? Should we just not mention Santa Clause as the fat guy who comes to town to deliver gifts to all the children under thier christmas trees. I want her to be a child but..... what to do?
Answer by gemgem at 7:59 PM on Nov. 21, 2008
Answer by MommaBear1129 at 8:07 PM on Nov. 21, 2008
If you don't want to do Santa - DON'T. Your child misses out on nothing. Christmas time is still incredibly special, and then they know that EVERY SINGLE present they get came from family or friends who love them very much and are willing to spend their money on something to make your child happy.
I didn't grow up with Santa, and won't be doing it for my child either. It's a personal decision, and trust me when I say that there are enough OTHER special things about the holidays, presents, food, lights, all the special TV shows, family gatherings, that your child will still be JUST as excited that time of year without believing Santa is real.
Just discuss, when they're old enough, that other children believe Santa is real, so it's not okay for them to tell other children what they believe is wrong, because everyones' beliefs are different.
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