Ok so with that title I sound like the most scrooge and horrid parent ever but I just don’t like this whole father christmas thing – I never have.
I don’t ever remember a time from my own childhood that I believed in father christmas, I had older siblings and I guess they cracked the lie before I knew any different. I remember being younger and hearing the other kids in my class like ‘oh santa bought me this’ and I just sat there thinking do they really believe in this?
I get people like the whole magic of christmas, but christmas is a magical time regardless of this fictional man. I love christmas but to me isn’t about presents anymore or what I need to buy for my children it’s about having fun together; going for wintery walks, fun crafts, baking and just spending time together, christmas day – yes there will be gifts but I want my girls to appreciate giving gifts as much as receiving. I sounds really cheesy here but this year it’s bothered me so much hearing what every one wants or is spending it’s like a competition, each year bigger than the last and the big man sits there taking all the credit.
Bella was playing up the other day and actually came back at one of my empty threats with “it doesn’t matter mummy santa will buy it for me”. Now my children are by no means brats but that comment really got on my goat, father christmas gives them this sense of entitlement and although I enjoy treating my girls and seeing their little faces light up on christmas day they do not need 100 presents under the tree to show I love them. Oh wait these gifts aren’t even supposed to be from me are they..
To me the whole idea of santa is a little bit backwards and before everyone jumps down my throat yes it’s bit of fun for the children hence why I grin and bare it and don’t walk around with my I hate santa t-shirt on but it doesn’t change the fact I don’t like it.
Children should be grateful for the gifts the receive and realise friends and family have worked hard to choose and buy them a gift that is just right for them.
I have had that bee in my bonnet for a couple of weeks so I am glad to have it off my chest please tell me I am not the only parent out there who thinks santa is stupid… I love christmas and I am really excited for it this year we have a ton of fun stuff planned but roll on the year I don’t have to pretend ay!