Let’s discuss something here.
WHEN DID WE ALL AGREE, AS A WHOLE SOCIETY, TO LIE TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT SANTA?????!!
This has been going on for far too long. Too many kids have blindly believed their parents for the child-like wonder and hope of something so grand. When did our society decide to go along with all of these untruths? Long before any of us were alive, they’ve been fabricating the story of Santa to all the innocent little children. I don’t appreciate the fact that I have to go along with the story too, unless I want to be the “bad guy” and tell my child the truth and then my child goes on to ruin other children’s beliefs. I honestly don’t want to wreck the child’s sense of wonder.
But come on, people! Has anyone ever realized that our kids grow up and find out the truth and they find out we lied to them all this time, then they start to not trust us anymore?
I’m constantly trying to prove to my 6 year old son that I can be trusted. Being his stepmom brings a challenge of having to earn his trust and unconditional love. I don’t ever want to jeopardize this small amount of trust I have built with him. And now I’m forced, by society, to lie to his face about many holidays and things that are highlights in his life.
I didn’t sign up for this.
Obviously, I can’t change anything. I mean, I’m only one mommy blogger. So what can one mom do? She certainly cannot change society’s agreement on the subject of Santa. No, and that is why this is labeled as a rant.