What do you think about Santa? Carrie wrote a great post about him at Seattle Mom Blogs. My friends talk about him a lot and goodness knows Laylee can’t say enough about him.
I’m talking about him over at Parenting today and I’d love to have your opinion.
I agree with you, I don’t ever remember being mad at my parents for lying. I just remember the magic, the pure joy in the traditions. Have fun, and do what feels right for YOUR family!
ABSOLUTELY. I am amazed at the discussions that I’ve had since writing that post. I had no idea people felt so strongly!
And, I agree with you and the above commenter, I never doubted my parent’s honesty because they didn’t rat out Santa Claus. I trusted them implicitly despite the fact that the Easter Bunny hid a basket for me until I was a mother, myself.
And I stand by my opinion that I believe the pros far outweigh the cons when it comes to keeping a little magic in their lives. Yes, discuss the myth, discuss all of the stories told and what others are saying, but when they look me straight in the face and inquire if I am Santa, I will say “I hope not, because then I wouldn’t get anything in my stocking!”
Thanks Kathryn, for this awesome post!
I have something to say about the Santa issue that may or may not have been brought up on that site (I didn’t look). Santa can’t say Ho Ho Ho anymore because it’s possibly offensive to women? So now he has to say Ha Ha Ha? I wonder how long it will be before there’s a gag order on all shopping mall Santas because it’s been “discovered” that Ha Ha Ha can make someone’s self-esteem go down because Santa is laughing at them?
And who among you wanted to be fat when you were a child because Santa was fat? Just saying because that’s where we’re headed.