Santa or No Santa?

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    So where do you stand on teaching your children to believe in Santa? I've mentioned on another thread that I never did, and believe that this is part of the reason that my children don't seem to have ever experienced a "drop" in their level of Christmas excitement as they got older. Anyway, my hyperliteral rugrats would have gotten pissed at me for lying to them.

    What about the rest of you?
     
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    I only teach my children the truth.

    And the truth is that Santa likes a HUGE plate of cookies and he'll be pissed if the plate isn't HUGE!
     
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    Since I'm the one in charge of cookie-baking around here, anyway, there's no point. I might as well just bake myself a big plate of cookies openly, and be done with it.

    Although in my house, it's more Christmas fudge than Christmas cookies.
     
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    Santa or No Santa?

    Not sure. What does the clause have to say? And be sure to check the fine print.
     
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    It's fun when the kids are young. As they get older they figure it out themselves, then you switch to the "spirit of Christmas" mode. By middle school/high school it's all about the money and high tech shit.
     
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    You can't celebrate the birth of Christ without Santa!
    I guess he hauled the wise guys around.
     
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    Read carefully, don't fall for any sleigh of hand.
     
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    So far, my two oldest have never gone through the "all about money and high tech shit" stage. My daughter came by last night, all excited to show me the presents she had bought for her son, boyfriend, and little brothers, and wanting to know if she could hide some of the presents here. My oldest son wants to look in the toy section of every store we go to for age-appropriate presents for his baby brother. Christmas always makes me feel better about the job I did raising these two. Brats they often are, but they have very generous hearts.
     
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    My 5 year old nephew wants to know why we have to ask "Santa" for something when we can just go to Target and get it...

    Of course, he also wants to know what the point behind getting dressed up in costumes, and going door to door asking for candy is when we can just get that at Target, too, so... :eusa_whistle:
     

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