I blame it on the parents. Especially the ones that have spiders for hair. One kid said to my daughter "You knows yo momma and yo daddy buys yo gifts from Walmart" You know their parents don't care and only told their kids to get out of buying gifts because Walmart won't allow them to purchase FUBU with food stamps (until Obama says its OK anyway). Makes me so mad I could slap their mama. Little piss ants.
Tell your kids to keep their pie hole shut. Just because you told your kids and you are a cheap ass doesn't mean everyone else is.
I just don't get it. Kids today are so cruel. It only makes sense for parents to tell their children to keep it hush hush. Why would they want to ruin it for everyone else and take the magic away so close to Christmas.
Tonight my daughter asked me if there was a Santa, I smiled and said "of course there is". I refuse to strip away the magic weeks before Christmas. My wife thinks we should tell her so she can avoid the arguments and humiliation at school. I however think that it will make her stronger in the end and make her appreciate it that much more when she is an adult.
As a child I was devastated when I found out. I wanted so badly to believe. As an adult I wanted to make sure my kids believed a lot longer than I did. I found out right after my eighth birthday. My wife believed until she was 11 and I got the age of 10 out of my son. My daughter just turned nine, I just don't have the heart to tell her.
So what is a parent to do? What is the right time? Is there a right time? Should we tell her just weeks before Christmas?
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