I see all of these people answering questions about Santa-- talking about how crushed they were when they found out the truth (that it was all a big fat lie), and talking about the great lengths they go through to convince their kids that this ridiculous story is true. I know all parents (well, I hope all) teach their kids not to lie, so why is it okay to tell them this particular lie? I get tired of hearing about "it's all the wonder and magic" of Christmas! Believe me, my kids look forward to the wonder of Christmas and they enjoy the story about the original "St. Nick", and we do it all without lying to them! Not trying to get something started, I know everyone has a right to their own opionions and choices. Just seriously wondering why so many people think that the fantasy of Santa is neccesary in order to make Christmas special for children?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:47 AM on Nov. 24, 2008 in Just for Fun
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Answer by Southerncharmes at 11:10 AM on Nov. 24, 2008
Jodi, I get your point, however, you don't scheme and connive to convince your children that Bambi talks, or that the Princesses really exist. If they ask a question about it, you feel free to answer truthfully. On the other hand, if they ask about Santa, most parents feel the need to quickly think up a new lie to keep their child from realizing the truth. We have never told our kids there is a "real" Santa, but we also tell them that they should not tell other kids, who believe in him, that he is not real. I would not want my children to be the reason for another child's disappointment.
Answer by Mishelly728 at 11:13 AM on Nov. 24, 2008
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