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Old 11-23-2012, 04:17 PM   #20
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Re: Anyone not do santa?

Originally Posted by RainandRedemption View Post
We don't do santa. At first everyone in our families were pretty shocked, and some of them VERY upset, when we told them. Everyone got used to the idea, and while my grandma still brings it up sometimes, everyone has realized that we're not going to do something because it's important to THEM. Luckily everyone eventually accepted it. If we had someone in the family try to give our kids gifts from santa I would honestly be flaming livid. Maybe unreasonably upset over it. But I would absolutely not allow someone to talk to my kids about him being real and giving them gifts from him.

We talk to the kids about traditions, and how everyone has different traditions, and you can start traditions etc, and how some families choose to pretend santa is real with their kids.
Im going to have to have a talk with my kids again this year because we might be visiting family in Canada, where one house might be "visited by santa" on christmas eve, so I want to clarify with my kids so they're not confused or so my 3.5 yo doesn't "spill the beans"
Exactly us on the bolded, except only DH's parents made a big deal about it. His mom even called my mom extremely upset when she first found out many years ago. Mom my basically told her that we didn't make a big deal of it growing up. I think my MIL realized she was the only one bothered and had to get over it. My kids know a little about the real St. Nicolas and know that lots of others kids believe in Santa. It's not really a big deal to them either.
Heather - happily married to Adam since 2003 - homeschooling mama to Wyatt (9/04), Levi (9/06), Ryleigh (12/07), and Amelia (12/09) Praying for another blessing.
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