I Will Not Teach My Children That Santa Claus Is Real

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    My Wife Is Wavering A Little, But I Refuse To Cave

    My wife's sister just told us the story about how her daughter (my wife's niece) eventually figured out that Santa was fake and that she had been lied to year after year. To me it's not even a close choice. I see it as a tradition that parents pass down without much thought, much...
    VendettA12 VendettA12
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2009

    I never believed in Santa Claus

    as a real person. I always loved the idea of him trying to bring joy to those who are not as fortunate. I always believed and still believe in the principle of it all, giving and lending a helping hand to those who could use a helping hand and those who don't have much...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    Dec 21, 2013

    I'm Not Telling Them Nothing

    When I was a child (which I know to most I still am but that's not the point) I didn't truly believe in Santa I always that it was a hoax that wasn't worth it :) I haven't had any kids but when I do then I won't be telling them about Santa I don't want to lie to my kids. I really...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove
    22-25, F
    Dec 30, 2009

    I Don't Want To Lie

    I was one of those children who believed in Santa hard-core. I was also probably one of the last kids in my age group to stop believing in Santa. My mom reinforced those beliefs pretty strongly, and even into my preteens, she was still trying to act like Santa was real!! I'm not...
    Brieks07 Brieks07
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2011
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