i've answered all the questions (i think, if i've missed anything, someone let me know, ok?) and now i have one for you!
with the upcoming holidays, i'm interested in the opinions everyone holds regarding santa - in relation to your kids. there's a big contingent that doesn't like santa and will not raise their children to believe in the myth. i'm interested in hearing everyone talk about what they're doing with their kids and why.
i don't know what we're going to do with zade yet - but i do find the arguments interesting. my sister and i grew up believing in santa (and mrs. santa gave gifts in our house, too. equal opportunity and all). i think she started asking questions about whether or not santa was real a little older than me. i asked one day in the car when i was about four if santa was real. i'm pretty sure i was sitting on my mom's lap in the back seat - such were the days before car seat laws. i questioned her first - i asked if santa was real or make believe. she asked me if i thought santa was real or not and i said no. she said - i think you're right. she may have counseled me on being sensitive to my friends' beliefs. i think i cried for a minute and then was on to my next thought. i don't think this affected me negatively, though.
so - take it away - who wants to tell me what they think? anyone?