what are everyones thoughts on not telling your kid about santa? we are not sure if we want to tell him that santa brought him gifts and then have to explain that santa isnt real
Mine believe in Santa. But we tell them that we have to give Santa money for all the gifts. That way when they go to school and find out Tommy got a $600 gift when they only got a $40 gift it's not a difficult situation. We think it's important for them to believe in the magic but we also want it to be somewhat realistic. I always say lies breed more lies... so our approach is to keep it as fact based as possible with a little bit of magic in there too.
I feel like believing in Santa is just a part of being a kid. I never thought about the money part though. I never really questioned why I didn't get as expensive of gifts as other kids in my school. I'll probably just cross that bridge when I come to it.
I had no issue with letting them believe. When they finally got to an age of questioning it I told them the truth. I also explained the story behind St Nick and how we should be glad for what we get and strive to give to others as well. They were totally fine with it when they learned the truth and had fun in the years they still believed.