posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 10:33 AM
reply to post by Mr Mask
You could take your son out to look at lights and decorations and explain to him these things, along with fa
ily and gifts bring joy and happiness to some peoples lives, while to others the holidays bring sadness. Some people believe their is a God who had a
son named Jesus and Christmas is a day some people use to celebrate the day of his birth. Some people believe in Santa Clause, a man who brings good
boys and girls gifts on this day. Some people believe in Jesus and not Santa, some believe in both, some people believe in UFO's, and some believe in
none of these. Tell him as he gets older and wiser he will form his own opinion as to what he believes, but that the opinion you formed was that Santa
is not real. Explain to him that even if a word or symbol can't be seen it can have a meaning. That doesn't mean something does or doesn't exist
just that sometimes it may take a different shape or form than we expect. People used to think the earth was flat but now know it is round. Some
people say love doesn't exist but I bet to your son it does. The word love is a symbol for many things just as Santa, Christmas, Jesus and UFO's
are to different people. Show him a box and explain to him the difference between what's inside and outside. What is inside the box we know for sure
but what is outside is questionable. As we go through life we should be wise and always examine and question what is in and outside of the box and
what is there can change. Tell him you decided that Santa is a symbol to some but you don't think he exists the way some people do and he needs to
spend a few more years figuring out what he believes but to not just always go with anothers opinion but to formulate his own.
By this point your son will probably say something like 'you are getting grey hair dad' leaving you to wonder what was the point. But you will feel
better that you gave your opinion while encouraging him to develop his own.
I understand that you don't want to pepetuate a lie but we also need to allow little minds to imagine, fantasize and be creative.