Re: Santa Claus -- Do your allow your children to believe in him?
Ian's only 3 1/2 months old right now, but we are not going to encourage belief in imaginary legends.
Now, if Ian, on his own, comes up with an imaginary friend, that's a product of his imagination, and I'll support that. Santa/tooth fairy/easter bunny are totally different things.
My husband and I were both VERY upset when we found out that Santa wasn't real. How DARE our mothers con us every year, threaten us with coal in our stockings, make us believe in something that didn't exist?!? I hope I have enough respect from my kids that I don't need to pull a "Santa's gonna put you on the naughty list..." on them.