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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 04:02 PM
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Why do so many people think itís OK to lie about Santa Claus?
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Edited on Thu Nov-17-11 04:03 PM by raccoon

People who'd think it was terrible to tell kids that the stork brings babies think
it's perfectly OK to tell the kids there's a Santa Claus.

I have a serious problem with that. When I found out there was no Santa Claus, I felt
lied to. (IMO this is more often the case in a family where trust is already an issue.
Which it was in my family, we never talked about anything.)

I decided long ago that if I ever had kids, I wouldn't have them believing in a Santa Claus.

Another issue with Santa Claus: suppose a poor kid's caregivers can't afford a present she
really longs for. Suppose she's been a pretty good kid all year...and doesn't get the present
because her folks couldn't afford it. What does that teach her?

edited to align paragraphs better.
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