Rebecca - posted on 12/07/2010 ( 121 moms have responded )
I'm wondering what other moms views on Santa Claus are. My twins are almost 3. We haven't even mentioned the whole "Santa Claus" concept to them. Personally, I feel it's wrong to pretend there is a Santa Claus and lie to my kids about his existence. I remember how destroyed I was as a kid when I found out my parents' and family members had lied about the existence of Santa Claus and don't see the point of perpetuating a lie for a few years of wonder for them.
My friends are huge pro-Santa parents with their kids and have been asking my kids about Santa, wanting to go take them to see Santa, etc. Some of my friends are advocating we start telling them about Santa as a discipline tool (e.g., be good or no gifts from Santa).
Am I just a complete Scrooge? What is the value of Santa, really? Can't we enjoy a major holiday without lying to our kids about it?