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Old 10-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #12
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Re: Question for the Non-Santa Crew

Good question, OP! I always seem by it.

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Originally Posted by HeatherlovesCDs View Post
This is not why we don't do Santa. However, I think from the perspective of wanting "credit" for the presents, it would be because you want your children to understand that you work for the things they get. They don't come from some outside source and they aren't free. Dad and/or mom have to actually work to make money to buy these things. It's about understanding and appreciating the value of where they actually do come from....hard work and sacrifice.

As I said, this isn't why we don't do Santa, but that is what I would think.
But, you can teach them that the other 364 days a year. Believe me, my kids know very well that things aren't free and that dh works very hard for us to have what we have. Why is it that kids can't be kids and live in the magic of things for 1 day. I'm sorry, it just seems selfish to me.
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