I had never really thought about the whole Santa issue before. I grew up believing in Santa until a few weeks before my 8th Christmas when I asked my mom if he was real and told her I knew she wouldn't lie to me. Well after saying that she had to tell me the truth! I cried at the revelation but like all kids thought nothing of it after a few tears. I didn't ever think that my parents lied to me and clearly it didn't impact my ability to later believe in God who is also unseen. But now hearing this child's comment as an adult it made me wonder if I had kids of my own if I would do the whole Santa thing.
I do believe it's such a beautiful, innocent, magical thing to imagine the north Pole with a toy shop full of elves, Mrs Claus baking cookies and Santa checking his list twice but at the same time Christmas is about Jesus and I don't want Santa stealing His thunder! Christmas is about the birth of our savior and making that day all about Santa just doesn't sit well with me at all.
So I'm curious if you have kids do you tell them about Santa? When you were a kid did your parents do the Santa thing? I would love to hear your thoughts!