Yes I do feel weird about it. Dh and I haven't decided what we're going to do yet. He is all for Santa but it strikes me the wrong way. I've seen these threads every year on MDC and always ignored them I guess because my children were too young for it to be an issue but I'll be interested to see this discussion this year.
My twins are 3 1/2 and I hate the idea of lying to them at all, much less to tell them that some white man from "the north pole" makes and distributes their Christmas presents based solely on whether or not HE deems that they have been "good."
But on the other hand, putting out cookies and milk for Santa and going to bed only to wake up to the miraculous appearance of presents under the tree and a stocking teeming with little treasures is the stuff childhood memories are made of (well, mine anyway).
And then there's the desire I have to take each child out Christmas shopping just me and him/her, both as a fun outing but also to teach thoughtfulness as we talk/think together about what their siblings, aunts, uncles, gramma, papa, etc. would really love and appreciate.
And then there's those damn cookies and milk. I mean, awwwww how cute is that.
But then it shouldn't be all about the presents anyway. Focusing on the Santa myth (lie) makes Christmas the conspicuous consumer holiday that it has become.
Anyway... yeah... I'm conflicted.