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Originally posted by sarra1833
Oh do come on. Let kids have their fun. There is nothing wrong with Santa or Easter Bunny etc. It was a HUGE staple in my family. It was so exciting to simultaneously stay up waiting for Santa and his reindeer and trying to sleep so he'd come faster. It was amazing to wake up super early and see the stuffed stockings and such and see the cookies and milk gone. Sure mom and dad hated being woken at 5am by a shrieking maw of kids but hey, looking back, I know they got joy out of it too. Seeing Santa at the mall was the BEST THING EVER.
I never denied my son the innocence of Santa/Easter Bunny. No kid I knew, even when I was a kid, was mad when they realized those were just fun Holiday traditions. Maybe it's just bitter adults who want to ruin something so innocent. It's not a lie, persay; it's a reason to give your kids glee and fun for a few weeks out of the year; leading up to the holiday and a few days after.
Kids don't hold the Santa/Easter Bunny traditions against parents. What they DO hold against parents are those true lies. Maybe lies like, "Yes, you'll get this if you clean your room, etc" and they don't get a thing. Or "Don't worry, daddy will come back home later" as mom knows dad is gone for good. "I"ll play with you after dinner" and they never do. Stuff like that is serious lies that do negative to a child. The joys of Santa et al do NOT do that to kids. Just in warped adults warped minds, it apparently does.
Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
It's a harmless little human ritual that damages no one, unless the focus on getting becomes more important than the spirit of giving.
Originally posted by Xoanon
reply to post by 1/2 Nephilim
Xmas is coming! Time to let the Santa myth go.,
Alright then 1/2Neph,
Bon Voyage then, off you go, let us all know how it goes in your desolate, Santa Claus-less vaccum.
I will put out a tiny stocking for you in the hopes that your chilly heart is somehow turned towards the North Pole at Christmas.
X.edit on 26-11-2012 by Xoanon because:
Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
there most certainly is a santa claus but he doesn't leave gifts for everyone, just debt. that's right, he takes a little more freedom and money from everyone he can and stuffs it into the pockets of the elite.
People should be teaching they're children to be good people because there are not enough of them in the world, not so that they will get an ipad from a fictional character.