posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 04:32 PM
I am 30+ years old and I still believe in Santa. Not the big guy in a red suit, but the spirit of Santa. Every year in November, I become a kid
again (and secret Santa) I feed peoples parking meters in November (our town does not charge for parking in December), I pay for the meal of the
person in line behind me in the drive through, I get gift certificates from restaurants and hand them out to the poor. I wish I had money to do this
all year long, but I count the money to do this as part of the Christmas gift fund.
Yes, we do Santa and the will do the Tooth Fairy when my child losses teeth. I have a family member that is Santa and his wife Mrs. Clause all
December. It is a magical time when we all should be able to believe in a little magic. What is wrong with that?
When I was little, and I asked questions about Santa (how can he…?) I was asked by my parents “how do you think he does?” Wow, just like that,
I had to reason things out for myself, look at the situation and think about it and not rely on what I was told. How many people on ATS tell us to
think for ourselves? Do I threaten my child with lumps of coal? Nope, because I have no intention of doing that (maybe to my husband sometime )
If my child came and asked me if Santa was real, I would ask them what they thought, reason it out and I would support any answer they came back with.
That to me is being a parent. Make your kids think and support them. Kids won’t hate you for that.