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Friday, December 21, 2007

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Dea

Ohhh that's a tough one. For a couple reasons, he wants to believe, all of his little friends do and we all believe what our friends tell us right? Also if you tell him there is no Santa surly he will relay that to his friends at school and then you could have a potential situation where those children's parents wanted their children to believe.
Sigh I don't envy the position you're in. And I get to go through it in 4 years too! So, uhm, let me know how it goes, eh?

Dea

Oh thought of something else, when I was in England nannying a little boy, his grandmother would bribe him to do stuff by telling him that Father Christmas was watching him, or that Father Christmas wouldn't bring him toys if he didn't eat his noodles/ veggies/ cereal.
Sigh I would sit there and seeth because I would have to undo her nasty parenting, but that is a while another story.
So I wonder how many other parents use the Santa bribe as a parenting technique? Hmmm....

And a funny thing? That family I worked for was Jewish, their son went to a Jewish school.

KT

I remember having this argument/discussion/debate with my husband a few years ago..

I know it's a little late to post my thoughts, since it's after Christmas and all, but this is the blog post I made on the subject

here

And there are a lot of thoughtful comments that people made while I was debating it.

This year, of course, the child *asked* to see Santa and talk to him about presents, and was very excited, and I just... let it go.

I'm not sure if I hate myself or not over it, but the INSTANT she starts to ask questions, I will tell her the truth.

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