The high price of the Santa myth (et al.)Submitted by paul4won on Sat, 11/28/2009 - 10:07
This seems especially important this time of year. I am DELIGHTED that my kids will be teaching their children the value of TRUTH, not the value of selling out. Lights, music, laughter, love and even some gifts, but no lies.
It is how I was raised, how my husband was raised, and how we raised our kids. You know what my kids think of me? That I am an honest person. (Not perfect, they can recite an impressive list of flaws, I am certain!) They never had to wonder why I lied to them for Jesus, or whatever an 8 or 9 year old would think upon discovering their parents had lied every year.
Besides, I worked my butt off for any gifts they get, ain't no elf getting the credit - lol!