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Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
6th Dec '12

Well Santa isn't real but there WAS a Saint Nick so he's really not a lie lol. Last year my daughter told me some boy in her class told her there's no Santa and I said because he is bad, his parents have to buy him gifts lol. She forgot all about that and she said that we all buy her gifts and Santa puts them under the tree lol. Well she believes in Fairies, Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Mulan, Pocahontas, Merida and Tiana. I will let her because she is a child.

*frisky2times* Due August 27; 2 kids; El Paso, TX, United States 1756 posts
6th Dec '12

ISonell my kid there is a Santa because i loved it when i was young and when i was about 7 i asked my mom if there really was a Santa and she said no, i didn't feel lied to or cheated i love my memories of trying to stay up and wait for him and believing it i.thought it wad fun. So until my son asks me ill tell him there is a Santa

Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8063 posts
6th Dec '12

Honestly, I'm a big ol' Atheist and I still celebrate Christmas, so that would be my first technical 'lie' to LO.
After that, I plan to milk the Santa, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, etc cow as long as I can. The excitement I felt as a kid when I thought one of those dudes were coming was the most insane time of my life. I want my kid to have that too.

Mom of Tristan/Rayah/Keat 3 kids; Alberta 2068 posts
6th Dec '12

I dint believe having a make believe world actually lieing to your child. I know I wasn't harmed by it growing up.



I will always have my children believe in Santa until they start hearing different at school. I think my eldest was in grade 3 when I told him Santa isn't real when he asked. He was asking a couple years prior about some kids saying that he wasn't real. I know he knew something was up but I was raised with Santa and sometimes my parents went to great lengths to make us believers again.



I just feel kids need to believe in some make belief stuff. I just think its fun and love being somebody else a couple times a year. I don't base it around Jesus as I'm not religious.

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45129 posts
status 6th Dec '12

I've always explained that Santa represents the spirit of the season....the fact that he gives to others without expecting anything for himself, he represents happiness/good cheer, etc.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:" It is a form of lying and I don't know if it's just innocent child fantasy you're giving in to or setting ... [snip!] ... setting them up for huge disappointment later on in life. We don't go see Santa nor do we sign gift tags as being from Santa. "


wrong and wrong.



It's not a huge disappointment in life. Once you're old enough to know, you're old enough to understand.




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Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Devil Duckie:" wrong and wrong. It's not a huge disappointment in life. Once you're old enough to know, you're old enough to understand. . "



Hence the "I don't know." I was bummed when I fond out Santa wasn't real then I got over it. My little sister however, was devastated.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amanda Contento:</b>" Well Santa isn't real but there WAS a Saint Nick so he's really not a lie lol. Last year my daughter ... [snip!] ... in Fairies, Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Mulan, Pocahontas, Merida and Tiana. I will let her because she is a child. "</blockquote>




That's a sick thing to say. Why couldn't you just tell her that some ppl don't believe?
That would be like me telling my kid that your kid "is an idiot for believing in such fantasies!"
You know on second thought, that IS what I'm gonna tell me kid, and I'm gonna tell him to not lie! If someone asks him he can say all he wants that Santa is something parents lie to there kids about cause there are mean rotten liers :)!
Lmfao.

Mom of Tristan/Rayah/Keat 3 kids; Alberta 2068 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting katxo:</b>" I was just talking about this the other day at work.. Well Santa Claus was real. His character is based ... [snip!] ... who brough presents to the poor right.. St. Nickolas or whatever.. I mean, there is some truth behind him and his gift giving.."</blockquote>



They called him St nick and over time was changed to Santa Claus and this whole big story came about.

Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6789 posts
6th Dec '12

I'm not saying it will cause them harm or anything. LOL I just think it's weird that we teach our kids how lying is "bad" yet we lie about shit that's not real LMAO

Nicola =) 1 child; Huntsville, Alabama 2783 posts
6th Dec '12

I have never looked at it like my parents lied to me. Once I found out he wasn't real, life went on and I didn't think twice about it.



I didn't trust my parents any less. I am thankful for the amazing childhood I had.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Mom of Tristan/Rayah +1:" <blockquote><b>Quoting katxo:</b>" I was just talking about this the other day at work.. ... [snip!] ... They called him St nick and over time was changed to Santa Claus and this whole big story came about."


The name Santa Claus came from a Dutch name Sinterklass. It was a story about Odin that was combined with Saint Nicholas (who was a rich man that gave up his wealth) that formed Santa Claus. Odin was a Norse god that rode a horse across the sky and delivered good tidings and blessings to children.



If you really want to connect it with Saint Nick, his feast day is December 6th and that's when he is supposed to fill shoes/stockings with gifts or coal.

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Jenna+1:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amanda Contento:</b>" Well Santa isn't real but there WAS a ... [snip!] ... he can say all he wants that Santa is something parents lie to there kids about cause there are mean rotten liers :)! Lmfao."


It's not up to your son or any kid to say something like that. If they don't want to believe then shut up. My daughter is not going to die when she finds out there's no Santa but that is for ME and her FATHER to tell her. Not some kid

Mom of Tristan/Rayah/Keat 3 kids; Alberta 2068 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Post-tato Head

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amanda Contento:</b>" It's not up to your son or any kid to say something like that. If they don't want to believe then shut ... [snip!] ... daughter is not going to die when she finds out there's no Santa but that is for ME and her FATHER to tell her. Not some kid "</blockquote>




Um, I'm pretty sure what MY SON decides to say is up to him, lmao at how stupid what you just said sounds.
It's called freedom of speech and if he wants to tell ppl there is no Santa he has EVERY right. The kids at school will be telling him there IS a Santa so it's no different. So too bad but you can't control what comes out of others mouths :D