Is society obligated to maintain the Santa story?

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Is society obligated to maintain the Santa story?
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 4:49pm

On a work forum I frequent, a mom posted a bit of a rant about a story on Yahoo's homepage about Justin Bieber's parents not allowing him to believe in Santa. She was outraged that this story exposed Santa as being a fake.

My response was that any child young enough/immature enough to still believe in Santa shouldn't be roaming around online reading news without heavy monitoring

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Bwa! Yeah, the tooth fairy at our house had similar problems. So strange that the same toth fairy would be assigned to Caifornia and Greece ;)

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Speaking of orthodontia - TheGirl got her braces off today! After 44 (yes, 44) months! She is so freakin' excited.

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Well at least you believe in Christmas miracles!

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Registered: 03-25-2010

I don't think it's tragic by any means, that is total overkill and dramatic.

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The year that my oldest found out, the key to her helping "keep the secret" was to allow her to stay up after the others went to bed to help me fill their stockings.

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i am one of six kids, there's about a five year gap b/w the oldest two and the rest of us. every christmas eve we went to midnight mass then we had to go to bed when we got home EXCEPT them. i remember them saying once that they were santa's assigned elves who were allowed to stay up to help, Lol. i was probably 6 or 7 which would have made them 11 or older.

 

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Lol. That probably would have worked with dd1, but dd2 would never buy it!
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My 12 y/o certainly believed in Santa to some extent until 5th grade (I imagine she had doubts but she never confonted me about it until right after school started that year).