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#61 of 63 Old 12-12-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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Storm Bride, I totally see what you mean.  You're honestly with yourself is very impressive!  I don't like the cocoa cola santa and have trouble with that, too.  I would feel like that is a betrayal, or would feel awkward.  I like how honest you are with yourself! 

 

Of course I don't tell my kids that hobbits are real factual beings, but there is a suspension of disbelief.  If I read the story to a child young enough (many kids under 7?) There wouldn't be that distinction though.  There isn't a developed notion of fiction vs. nonfiction, and fictional stories must resonate as true on some level.


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Just thought this was relevant and an interesting way to handle the whole santa thing...

 

http://www.cozi.com/live-simply/truth-about-santa


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Just thought this was relevant and an interesting way to handle the whole santa thing...

 

http://www.cozi.com/live-simply/truth-about-santa


Thank you for sharing that. We went through the trauma (and I do mean trauma; she was absolutely devastated) of my dsd learning the truth last year, at 12. I think I will show her dad this & see if he wants to pass it to her. I think it's a great articulation of how I feel. I really dislike lies but see good & importance in Santa ad well.

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