posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 02:36 PM
I'm opposed to the Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy lies. That's what they are to me, my personal opinion of course. We do celebrate them though.
They get Christmas presents and Easter baskets and even get $$ for their teeth. They've never been under the misconceptions of these characters.
I've always been honest and open and they know where their 'goodies' come from. It's fun to wake up and find those surprises waiting for you. Very
few things in life are surprises anymore and I want to do that for them as long as I can. As time has passed they use the terms for these guys...Santa
comes tomorrow...the Tooth fairy left me $$. They also know Mommy's Santa, Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy. My children know how Thanksgiving came
about, where the idea of Halloween came about, all of the lies and cover ups ever told for forever.
There's something I tell my children on a regular basis...U can never trust liars or thieves. What kind of role model would I be if I was either?
You have to live by example, you set the standards for your children. Santa's a pretty big lie. He goes on for years and years...10,11,12?? Thats a
long time to continue lying to those who trust you above all others. I think it'd break a special bond. Can you imagine the person you trust
implicitly lying to you on that level? Your spouse, who you're closest to, who you love more than anything has lied to you for a decade or more??
Could you trust them afterwards? I certainly couldnt/wouldnt regardless of the reason.
There's a funny story, I think, about my girlfriends son and his realization of there not being a Santa. It was probably not fair to the other
kids though. He went to school and stood up in class telling everyone that they were being misled(He was in 3rd grade). How there was no Santa, that
they were being brainwashed...lol. Kids were crying everywhere. He got called to the office and his Mom had to come in. She told him how inappropriate
he was, how it wasnt his place. He stood up and said 'It's my obligation to inform everyone of this lie, they're all being lied to!!!'. My gf made
many an enemy that year bcuz of him. I still think it's hilarious.
Now, with that being said...It's not YOUR place to tell ur friends kid anything. You are not the parent and it's none of your business when it
comes to this matter. You never, ever step in when it comes to a parent and their child, except in certain circumstances of course. Whether you agree
with him or not what He's doing is not illegal. It's a personal decision he and his spouse came to and really is not any of your business. If you do
say something be prepared. The kid may end up hating you for calling his parents out, calling them liars. Not to mention you could damage your
friendship beyond repair. Is that something your willing to chance?