I HATE SANTA

Hot take- if I can't be honest here, then where?
  1. I've never made a big deal about Santa at Christmas.
    I talk about the Christmas spirit, and we're Catholic so we talk about Jesus, but mostly we just celebrate the season.
  2. I HATE LYING TO MY CHILDREN.
    I have a vivid memory of my mom telling me Santa wasn't real in a grocery store parking lot. And sobbing.
  3. I'm all about the magic of the season.
    But why the elaborate lie? Does that have to be part of it?
  4. But there's so much crap out there about Santa, and I don't want to crush their little spirits.
    Also, I really don't want to get shit from other parents when their kids find out.
  5. So I've just been extremely vague and redirected any Santa talk to thoughts about a giving spirit.
  6. But tomorrow there's a fucking breakfast with Santa at school.
    Let's watch the world burn.
  7. Don't even get me started on Elf on the Shelf.