I understand that some parents dont want there kids to believe in SANTA but thats part of the fun. Its not lieing its just making magic. I think its great when lil kids wake up and think that santa came. I love seeing there faces all lit up and smiles from side to side. I think its sad when kids grow up not believive and then ruin it for the other kids that do. I hate negative parents. I also understand everyone is different but dont ruin it for everyone else... JUST LET THE MAGIC HAPPEN!
I don't like the negativity either....my parents ruined it for me growing up - not wanting to "lie" to me. They lied to me about everything else in life except this! It wasn't fair! My children all still believe in Santa, even my 12 yr old! I think that the magic of it developes creativity and teaches them about giving and hope. For the Christian believer, I feel it demonstrates the spirit of hope. Isn't that what God wants us to learn? The spirit of giving and hope?
Answer by Babylove76 at 11:24 PM on Nov. 26, 2008
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Answer by pupmom at 11:24 PM on Nov. 26, 2008
pupmom: I know what you are saying, but I think that the real meaning of Christmas AND Santa can be intertwined. It takes some creativity - but it can be done. I would encourage parents in this situation to talk candidly about the state of the economy and relate it to Santa. EVERYONE (incl Santa) are having hard times. I would put it this way: "Let's help Santa by playing Santa helpers..." Then you could have each member in the family be a secret santa to one family member: doing nice things without them knowing like doing their chore for them or cleaning their room for them, etc. It builds on the creativity, keeps the spirit of hope and giving alive and teaches children to help out in tough times.
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