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Hi ladies! So as I posted a few days ago I started a vlog on youtube about ttc and have started a new "segment" about parenting. As my husband and I prepare to start a family alot of parenting questions come up! I decided to share our thoughts on certine questions or topics via my vlog. The question that came up this week is will we "do the Santa thing" with our future children. Check out my blog and then Id love to hear your take on the whole thing! I think it is REALLY important that we start talking NOW with our SOs about the parenting aspects that come along with having a child:)


 


http://youtu.be/t94w1HUYXno

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 8:04 am
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WISH I HAD ACCESS AT WORK! I'll check it out when I get home!!!

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 8:13 am
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Posted on December 4, 2012 at 11:12 am
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Posted on December 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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Your DH brought up some great points that are worth discussing. So I turned to my DH last night and asked him. He didn't hesitate to say that yes he wants to do Santa for our future kids. We too both grew up with all of the childhood figures and same here - not traumatized, we didn't grow up thinking it was okay to lie to our parents or anyone else, and we still remember what Xmas is all about. :-)

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:03 pm
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This is a really good point of discussion. My husband and are Christians too, and making sure that our kids know the real reason we celebrate is super important. At the same time, I don't think Santa and Jesus are mutually exclusive. And by telling the the legend of St. Nick, you're not actually lying. He was a real dude. A Christian, in fact. He was known for his generosity and giving spirit, and suffered for his faith. While he doesn't live at the North Pole with a troop of elves, I don't think there's any harm in letting my kids believe that this generous saint might still be bringing good boys and girls presents to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. I was never allowed to believe in Santa as a child, and I always feel like I missed out on the innocent magic of it all. As long as we present the legend of St. Nick as a legend, and read them the second chapter of Luke every Christmas as a factual historical account, and make sure they realize the true meaning of it all, I think we're doing okay to let them believe in St. Nick, keep the magic, but not be traitors to our faith.

ETA: I found a children's book on the subject if you're interested:)
www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0310713277
Posted on December 8, 2012 at 12:37 am
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DH & I are definitely doing Santa for Megan :) As with the other ladies, we both grew up believing in/ being taught Santa and turned out fine (I think ;) As far as lying, yes you're not being completely honest, but there are so many "lies" we tell/will tell as parents to our children as they grow... when they draw or make something for example that we don't know what it is or may not be aesthetically pleasing, don't we tell them "I love it!" or "it's beautiful!" so as to not hurt their feelings? Technically, this is "lying" as well.


I guess I just never thought of Santa as a "lie." I remember being 8 and finding out the truth (really mom? You couldn't have used different wrapping paper and different penmanship for the "Santa" presents? ;) I don't even remember being upset... I guess it just all came together for me and made sense... when kids start questioning Santa's existence, I think a part of them know the truth. I also think it's all part of growing up and having more mature views toward things -kind of like playing with different toys -we play with dolls when we're younger, then we move toward jewelry and makeup. I don't judge anyone's beliefs -parents can teach their children whatever they want. To us, Santa is just a part of Christmas, along with celebrating Jesus's birth and spending quality time with family :) 

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 5:05 am

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