This Christmas, I would advise you to keep your children well away from mine because they know there is such thing as Santa.
Two years ago, we made the decision to tell them the truth. Yeah yeah yeah, we are mean old parents but:
- We were tired of this big bearded man that comes down the chimney once a year taking all the credit for the gifts that our hard earned money provided.
- We were tired of keeping up the charade and essentially the lies that went along with it as they got older. It got to the point where I would have to say that the friend who told them there was a Santa was a liar.
- The gift list was getting ridiculously wilder and longer. It needed to be halted. I’m just not cut out to be one of those parents that gives their kids everything they want.
- We are mean like that. Hehehehehehe.
Now this year we could ask what do you want and get a list and since they know it’s their parents providing them, there is the understanding that not every wish would be granted.
I wonder if it’ll stop them wishing for those dreamy, magical presents that only Santa can provide? Who knows. I’d like to think that Santa is not responsible for creativity and high expectations in children.
Anyway, you’ve been warned, keep your kids away or else.