Guys, Santa is AWESOME! I fully intend to be the dorky mom that insists Santa, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, etc. are real until I reach the grave, even if it's with a little wink! DH's mom is like that and though her kids are all 21-39, she still insists that Santa stopped by with a present for each of us and makes us Easter Baskets and such. Of course she knows that we all know the truth, but its SO sweet and adorable how she likes to keep that 'magic' and 'innocence' in life and it comes from such a deep love. I don't think children will have lifelong trust issues over it... that's rather extreme! When my cousin was 12, though, he was starting to get made fun of at school for still believing in Santa Clause, so my Aunt sat down and told him the truth. She explained it to him by saying "...you know, Daniel, it's kind of like the Easter Bunny." and he replied, "NOT THE EASTER BUNNY TOO!!!!" The poor kid :-( lol That was a rough day for him... but he is a fully functioning 27 year old now! Haha
This was pretty much my nephew!! When my sister told him Santa wasn't real he responded with, "Well at least I still have the Easter Bunny". Poor kid
Just let kids enjoy being kids and do the whole Santa thing. Plus, you don't want your kid ruining it for everyone else!!
ME: 25, DH: 27
TTC #1 since 09/2015
Miscarriage @ 10 wks 02/28/2016
I guess my UO is that I hate Elf on a Shelf. I think it's kinda creepy, and also I'm too lazy for that. Santa - yes, Elf on a Shelf - No.