Topic: santa

I Need To Know All The Gory Deets About How Kids Find Out The Truth About Santy Claus

I Need To Know All The Gory Deets About How Kids Find Out The Truth About Santy Claus

My oldest son is only two and can barely talk, but my husband and I have already been discussing how we’re going to handle Old St. Nick. As luck would have it, we were both raised in religious households. Now that we have kids of our own, we both agree that it was pretty annoying for our parents to kick the concept of Santa Claus in the balls just because Jesus is the reason for the season. More »

It’s Not My Responsibility To Protect Your Kids From The Truth About Santa

It's Not My Responsibility To Protect Your Kids From The Truth About Santa

In our house, we basically try to treat Santa like Diego and Baby Jaguar – my kids know they are characters and they aren’t real, but they don’t love them any less. But when he asks specifically, I always tell my 4-year-old that Santa is not a real person. As you can imagine this gets the serious stink eye from other parents, but I think it’s absurd. It’s not my responsibility to protect your kids from the truth about Santa. More »

I Can’t Believe You Think Your Kids Really Care Who Brings Them All Those Presents On Christmas

I Can't Believe You Think Your Kids Really Care Who Brings Them All Those Presents On Christmas

But the truth is, I really don’t care if you tell your kids about Santa or not. You know who cares even less? Your kids. All they really care about is going to bed one night and the next morning waking up at some unholy hour and seeing PRETTY PRETTY PRESENTS under the tree. I’m pretty sure they would be just as excited if you told them an Ewok brought them. More »

Santa May Be The Only Reason My Kids Still Hang Out With Me At Christmas

Santa May Be The Only Reason My Kids Still Hang Out With Me At Christmas

I keep thinking when Santa leaves my house for good there will be no one left excited about decorating the tree or watching Rudolph with me or hanging stockings with care. It will just be me all alone putting the lights on the bushes and waiting for the Grinch to come on. Everyone else will be off updating their Facebook statuses with “Ugh, my mom is making me cut paper snowflakes again.”
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Don’t Blame The Kids For The Mile Long Christmas List, It’s Our Fault

Don't Blame The Kids For The Mile Long Christmas List, It's Our Fault

I can’t believe I’ve reached the point in my life where I’m telling “walking uphill in the snow” stories – but here goes: when we were kids we were allowed to ask for ONE thing that we really wanted for Christmas. Then we would wish and pray and hope that either Santa or one of our parents would understand our immense desire to own this thing – and present it to us on Christmas. More »

Anonymous Mom: I Think I Might Be Ready To Let My Daughter Have Santa

Anonymous Mom: I Think I Might Be Ready To Let My Daughter Have Santa

I cannot blame my mother for telling me something that I clearly did yet want to know. My aunt had just recently converted to Jehovah’s Witnesses, so I had been asking a lot of uncomfortable questions about why my cousins weren’t getting Christmas presents, and I think my mom was just getting tired of having to make up increasingly elaborate lies. I would like to think that I wouldn’t lie to my daughter, either, or, at the very least, that I raise my daughter to not lie about the big things. More »