I'm seeking out other parents who avoid getting their kids hard into the Santa-Easter Bunny-Tooth Fairy...insert any other fictional characters here.... craze.
Our boys are very young, though they've had a couple major holidays under their belts so far, and my partner and I are foreseeing lots of broken-record style explanations as to why we won't just lighten up and dive into the commercialized craze of buying tons of gifts and scribing Santa's name on the gift tags, doing the milk-and-cookies thing, and solemnly swearing to lie, lie, lie that this jolly guy is for-real, even when the kids get to that awkward age when they start flat out calling us out on the not-so-realiness of Santa Claus.
And on and on it goes for the other mystical holiday characters...
And honestly- I love celebrations! Getting together and having a good time is what life's about, and I want my children to celebrate as much as they possibly can in their lives! I'm just not going to lie to them about creatures that aren't real- it's not my thing. We'll play a game of pretend about these creatures if the interest is there, we'll read stories about Santa characters, or Easter Bunnys- but they'll be pretend stories, I won't run with them beyond that.
Anyone with me? Just wondering what experiences are like of those who also don't partake in these things.