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|Mon, 11-06-2006 - 7:18pm|
Hello. This is my first post. I have been married for almost 5 months. Before we got married, we both agreed that my DH would be head of the household and that we wanted to raise our future children with strong faith. Anyways, I just found out that my DH doesn't want our children to celebrate Halloween or be told anything about Santa. I have wanted to be a mother my whole life. I have great memories of Halloween and adorable Santa photos and always imagined having that experience with my kids. I (reluctantly) agree about Halloween. I'll hate not having cute pics of my future babies in costumes, but I realize that it's not easy giving up worldly things. Now, Santa...... I just don't see the harm of Santa. My DH's reasoning is that he doesn't ever want to lie to our children. He's afraid that our children might say you said Santa was real and he's not so why should I believe you when you say Jesus is real. I think that they will (and probably should) go through a period where they examine what they are taught as a child regardless. My fear is that if you rob them of too many things in their childhood for religious reasons, they may resent it. Am I wrong? Does anyone have any advice or know anyone that also doesn't "do Santa"?