Did you/Do you promote the concept of Santa Claus to your kids during the Christmas ??

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  1. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    ...if so, were you/will you be the one to break the bad news to them when the appropriate time comes ???



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    I play Santa with my kid. And in my experience, when the parents "break it" to them, they already know. Chances are they've been playing along with you longer than you've been playing along with them. And they get it.

    It's fantastic for them while they believe, was for me anyway... such a magical time... so no sense in keeping them from that. And when it ends, like I said... they figure it out on their own and they get it. So no harm done. Just fond memories of what it's like to be a kid, and what your parents will do to make you happy and keep Christmas magical.
     
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    Of course, that's 9/10ths the fun. I'm sure they'll learn the truth from some little asshole at school.
     
  4. Rod-Stroker

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    I learned Santa wasn't real when my brother found the stash of wrapped presents
     
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    yes/yes
     
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    it's a fucked up thing when you think about it, they're questioning your word on something for the first time because of what they've heard from other kids or they've figured it out for themselves. So this thing that has been a primary focus in their world for a lot of years is all of a sudden bullshit, but they still have to trust you on everything else. Until they don't.

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    silly christians, alluha akbar!
     
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    Did your parents play Santa with you? If so, did the discovery of his non-existence damage you?
    For me, the years I spent believing in Santa were magical, and something I look back on with fondness. One of the privileges of being a child. I also consider the lengths my parents went to, to keep it real for us... buying separate wrapping paper, hiding presents, getting up in the middle of the night to leave presents and writing "santa" notes... all so that we could have fun and believe in something fantastic. Even as a child who'd figured out that Santa wasn't real, I knew why my parents played it; that they did it to make us happy.

    In the end, are we lying to our kids? Yes. But as for my childhood experience, it was a fond one, and one that I understood as an action of love, even as a child. So I carry it on with my child.
     
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    It's no big deal. Their school mates tell them anyway
     
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    Thelonious Davis Magical negro.

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    Yeah I am not sure that I ever really "believed in santa"
    or the easter bunny. My dad would make little easter maps for me and my sister.
    Then sign the E. Bunny and put a little paw print. That went on at least untill I was 9
     
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    My parents never played Easter Bunny with us... just Santa and the Tooth Fairy.
     
  13. Scott

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    I did it. It was good clean fun. They turned out okay. And like Dev said, they figured it out young and went along with it, probably more for my benefit than their own. So we all had a good time.
     
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    Once the cat was out of the bag my mom just told me that Santa's spirit could be alive in my heart as long as I wanted it to be and that was what Christmas was all about. :smile:
     
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    Same here. I remember being very small and not believing in the Easter Bunny. It was too inconsistent. Sometimes it looked like a real rabbit. Sometimes it looked like a guy in a suit. Sometimes it was cartoony. Always different colors and shapes. Santa had a look. You knew him when you saw him. The easter bunny looked different every time. Fuck him and the big bunny cunt he came out of I say.
     
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    I remember my dad was all "the tooth fairy couldn't get in your room because the dogs were going to get her":jj:
     
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    Yea, basically "Santa" embodies the spirit of giving... which is what's important at Christmas.
     
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    I just thought it was cool how much effort my dad put into the easter bunny thing. I think we may have even left carrots when I was real young.
     
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    Right... the presents :yes:
     
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    It's a good thing I am not having kids because they would grow up in a Krampus house
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