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Mom of Tristan/Rayah/Keat 3 kids; Alberta 2068 posts
Dec 23rd '12

I do Santa and Elf on the Shelf. My youngest is 18 months she loves finding Belle. I don't think they are ever too young to start with Santa.



But the stocking is from Santa which I steal a coupe of days before Christmas. That's a family tradition that y parents always did. We lived waking up and seeing our stockings gone. I think 2 presents fron Santa and everything else is from us. The bigger presents are always fom me.



I love the surprise on my kids face that is what makes it special.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Dec 23rd '12

i dont see the harm in telling my son a few are from santa.. its the spirit of xmas and just makes it more magical and exciting for him. he even wants to make cookies tomorrow night to leave out for him since he saw it on one of his tv shows

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Dec 23rd '12
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snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
Dec 23rd '12

We;ve never done santa with out kids.. my ex husband was totally against it.. and I'm fine with that. I hear other moms worrying about hiding wrapping paper.. trying to figure out whats from them and what's from santa.. no thanks.



my youngest though.. she's almost 4. she hears about santa at school. ..and firmly believes it. I told try to convince her either way. She'll have presents...and I'll leave it at that. I told her older sis and brothers to stop telling her there is no santa... no reason to ruin it for her or argue... because there's no telling her otherwise anyway!

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Dec 23rd '12
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" So does LO, but he is at his dad's Xmas eve at 11am - Xmas day 11am. :( so i don't get to see him wake ... [snip!] ... get to see him wake up early and run to the tree, we have brunch at my parents and then he'll get his gifts at our place :("


last year he really understood more so about xmas, and the whole idea of santa coming. this year hes more into it because he pays attention to tv and sees whats going to 'happen.' so hes really excited, told me last night at the store to get stuff to make chocolate chip cookies because they are santas favorite. if he wants to believe then im not going to ruin the joy for him and ill sacrifice him thinking all the presents are from mommy and daddy, and label most from the big guy

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
Dec 23rd '12
Quoting [Boats&Hoes]:" My daughter is old enough to understand, but didn't ask last year. She believes in Santa, but she doesn't really pay attention to what was from who when she's tearing into the wrapping paper."

we have gifts under the tree that are from us, and every day LO wakes up asking if Santa came. I'm like nope, still just from mommy and jake. I have disney cars christmas paper for his santa gifts, and those won't go out until he goes to his dads xmas eve.

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Dec 23rd '12
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username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Dec 23rd '12
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" they're so smart! i always thought i'd do just the stocking from santa, because of how devastated i ... [snip!] ... suck if it wasn't for him, it's not the same as when we were little, so he gets me more excited about it by being so thrilled!"


yea tv makes it hard to believe in something thats not santa, its everywhere. but he does somehow know about mall santas.. like he asked me one day if that was the real santa or a pretend one helping out, and he wasnt even concerned like he still understood there was a santa, but he had helpers at the mall. i never said that to him so i wonder where he gets all this info

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Dec 23rd '12
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user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
Dec 23rd '12
Quoting [Boats&Hoes]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting JiLLiAN.:</b>" we have gifts under the tree that are from us, ... [snip!] ... Yeah, we have several gifts under there but she's too busy trying to guess and trying to peek to ask about Santa."


we went to my parents house and carson kept asking who all the presents were for and tried handing them out already. and asking 'whats in it?!" lol suspense is killing him.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Dec 23rd '12
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" we went to my parents house and carson kept asking who all the presents were for and tried handing them out already. and asking 'whats in it?!" lol suspense is killing him."


this was TORTURE for him yesterday he looked every every presents tag to find every one that said cameron
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Dec 23rd '12
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username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Dec 23rd '12
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" holy crap that's a lot of presents! Carson's are under our tree and he actually didn't even try to open ... [snip!] ... them, I was so surprised! yours are so pretty with the bows and different paper. i bought two rolls of paper, and no bows lol"


yea thankfully not all are for him. thats over my dad and stepmoms but thats nothing to what ill see at her parents tomorrow. this was how insane it was last year, filling up half the living room
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username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Dec 23rd '12
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" holy crap that's a lot of presents! Carson's are under our tree and he actually didn't even try to open ... [snip!] ... them, I was so surprised! yours are so pretty with the bows and different paper. i bought two rolls of paper, and no bows lol"


and yea i had regular red wrapping paper left over from who knows what that i used on families presents, and cam got his own santa ho ho ho paper. no bows, no ribbons, no need to make super fancy since itll all go int he trash in seconds anyway

Just Emily :) Due November 13; 2 kids; Aberdeen, Sd, United States 15127 posts
status Dec 23rd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ma ♥:</b>" I don't feel like I'm lying to him when I tell him about Santa... I would feel bad though if I didn't ... [snip!] ... who brings him toys on Christmas morning. Besides, unless your kid stays home all day, how have they NOT heard about Santa?!"</blockquote>




This is my dad. He says Santa is representative of giving and love and family. Giving us gifts from Santa was giving us gifts out of love.