Santa Claus?

United States
January 3, 2007 5:45pm CST
My sister tells her children that there is a santa claus that comes down the chimney. I don't because I feel like you are lying to your children and setting them up for dissapointment. What do you realy think about the idea of a Santa Claus?
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@BittyBiddy (2904)
• Ireland
3 Jan 07
When I was a child I was told there was a Santa Claus. It was so exciting, the most exciting thing that could happen in our household. As I grew older I started to realise that this Santa business wasn't all it was made out to be. It was a little disappointing to know that he wasn't real, but I look back and I'm grateful for those fantastic, magical years that I had. Now I've passed it onto my children. My older daughter no longer believes even though I've never told her that Santa doesn't exist. My younger daughter still believes and is so excited every Christmas. Her believing is the essence of our Christmas. How could anyone deny their children these magical exciting moments of their childhood? True, it might be the biggest lie you ever tell your child, but I haven't met one child yet who has hated or not trusted their parents because of Santa Claus. The magic of Christmas stimulates the imagination of a child and shouldn't be denied.
• United States
4 Jan 07
My sister says the same thing, that it is fun to imagine but when you are an adult it realy bites when you cant finde enough money for that one thing that your kids asked Santa for.
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• Ireland
10 Jan 07
There have been lots of times I haven't had the money to give my children what they'd like from Santa. I've told them that I actually have to give Santa a donation towards the things. Obviously he couldn't afford to be making all those toys for nothing. They've never been unhappy with what Santa has brought them, even if it's not what they've put in their letter. Too many parents try to give their kids what they want from Santa. It's nice, but it's not necessary. A lot of kids I know just ask for a surprise and that's what they get, and they're happy with it too.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
I realy like the way that you think. I guess that this idea would also work. thank you for commenting
• United States
10 Jan 07
rosaflorence u r wrrongggg r soppose 2 give ur kids something to belive in...but beliving in the easter bunny is just sad but lets not get off topic. santa clause is really real... i saw him one day riding with his reindeer....... that was my 3 year old son. it was really a airplane... i really dont see how he saw santa from that though.... well u should stopbeing selfish!!
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• Ireland
10 Jan 07
That's a bit harsh. At the end of the day it's up to rosaflorence what she wants to tell her child. Question why she does it, but don't go calling her wrong and selfish.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
I rated you two with a plus, not because I'm nice but because I like when people voice ther opinion. I don't tell my kids this because, lets face it kids can be mean. I don't want to break there hearts or have them break someone else's either. I always tell them that when they go to school and they hear other kid's talking about Santa, to not say anything because this is something that I feel their parents should explain to them. Tell your kid that I am sorry if I hurt his feelings, I didn't mean anything by it. I was just trying to get others peoples thoughts on this subject. I was not trying to get any body to change their minds to what I might think is right. In the end all that matters is what you deciede to tell your kids. I do greatfully apologize to you. Rosa Florence