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My husband and I disagreed this year when the subject of Santa Clause came up this Christmas. He was sure he wanted them to believe in him but I was on the fence. I wasn't sure if it was something that I wanted to do when it came to playing along with the idea of Santa Claus. The whole thing about lying to my children for so long about a make believe person wasn't appealing to me. I wasn't excited when my kids asked about him this year. Since my children are getting older and I know they are understanding more this year, when they asked about him, I told them that Santa is Gods helper :) God sees if you are good or bad and he tells Santa to bring you presents. Saying this and having them believe it didn't make me feel too badly, but I still was unsure about letting them believe in Santa. When I brought the subject up to my mother she simply said that she would just let them believe because it's magical and part of being a child. There's plenty more make believe that parents are just okay with their children believing. It wasn't until we went to the Christmas parade this year... and at the end of the parade Santa Claus rides through throwing candy and saying ho ho ho Merry Christmas!!! I looked over to see all of my children smiling. My son though was bright eyed with a huge smile and it warmed my heart. At that moment I decided :) I'll just play along.