Re: Anyone not do santa?
no Santa here. DD got a book about him last year, but it's a touch and feel type, so I just let her touch and feel. She doesn't watch movies and all that, so that's not an issue.
DH wants to incorporate some Santa magic, so we'll see later. This year it isn't going to happen. She's 2. We have a book about baby Jesus and it ends with 'I am the reason for Christmas Day'. That's my itinerary - teach her about baby Jesus' birth and that we are celebrating that birth on Christmas. done.
I've wanted to do Elf on the Shelf because I like the IDEA.. but not the whole 'spy on you and report your deeds to Santa'. If you do him just as a mischevious being that spends December in your house, you could pull it off. Again, though, that's a lot of effort for a 2yr old.. I'll think about it next year when she'd actually really notice.
ETA: if someone gives my child a gift from Santa or when we go to a holiday festival and Santa is there, I will not get all upset. I will just tell her that it's Santa. The same way that I tell her about the firefighters that dress up in the dog costume, the Sesame Street people who danced at the last event we went to, or any other 'character'. I really don't think it's worth getting upset about. Santa is the same as Mickey Mouse - not real, but not worth raising my blood pressure about.
SAHM to Magnolia May (09/10), Luke Russett (04/13) and expecting 11/16. Wife and best friend to my airman.
Last edited by EmilytheStrange; 11-23-2012 at 04:48 PM.