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To think kids care about the presents, not who brought them

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greywater2 Tue 10-Oct-17 16:53:53

And the nonsense about Santa and not believing is just that. Kids are excited about the presents, parents think they are excited about Santa and so drag it out for as long as possible even past the point where really kids should be working out for themselves not all is right.

Notreallyarsed Tue 10-Oct-17 16:57:19

Santa is only credited with what’s in their stockings in our house. The rest of it they know comes from Mum and Dad. DS1 is getting to the age where he’s starting to wonder, so if he asks I’ll tell him. The wee ones just enjoy the magic of it all.

craftsy Tue 10-Oct-17 16:58:44

Nope. Santa is way more exciting than stuff from parents. My DS's birthday is a few weeks before Christmas and I do the exact same set up the night before his birthday as I do at Christmas. And it's just incomparable. The idea of Santa is far more exciting than the stuff.

TheNext Tue 10-Oct-17 16:59:27

Mine worked out the truth about Santa at age 4 or 5. Ds2 was quite relieved, as he found it alarming that a man could sneak into our house in the night. Christmas is still exciting, and magical, and they still leave a mince pie out and some carrots for us to put teethmarks in 😀

TieGrr Tue 10-Oct-17 17:04:12

Christmas and Christmas presents lose some of their sparkle when you find out the truth about Santa.

YellowMakesMeSmile Tue 10-Oct-17 17:22:21

I agree, it's about the time spent together, the break from school, nice food and the gifts. Santa was just the delivery guy here as it was easier to explain why some have more than others and why he couldn't make impossible things they may have wanted but didn't exist.

I hate the pretence that children feel they have to do to appease the parents or to keep getting gifts (in their mind) and really hate seeing it used as discipline for months on end.

bridgetreilly Tue 10-Oct-17 17:24:27

I think it's very weird when kids are told that all their presents are from Santa in the first place.

MrTrebus Tue 10-Oct-17 17:25:13

It's not Santa it's Father Christmas grin

Goldfishshoals Tue 10-Oct-17 17:32:56

craftsy My family never did santa literally being true as a good but I was still way more excited about Christmas than birthday.

For a start at Christmas everyone gets presents!

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