I am about to drop the BOMB in our catholic extended family. We have decided to raise Mr. X out of religion. We want him to choose his religion if he is incline to but we are not forcing it on him. We were both raised catholic but we really don't follow it. However Christmas is the celebration of birth of Christ to his family and Santa leaves presents on both families. We have decided that in our house our child will know the truth. Presents are given by mom and dad not by an imaginary jolly fat guy and though it all started with "the birth of Jesus" (or so goes the story) we do it because it is possible and is a way of showing appreciation as are hugs and kisses.
However we got small nephews and nieces and I am afraid what the reaction will be.
on Oct. 4, 2012 at 10:53 AM