You are just too much! We don’t do Santa with our kids and my kids are deprived, lacking in imagination and impoverished? My kids are as normal as normal can be. They all have a great sense of humor, get along with each other and pretty much enjoy their lives. If you met them, you would never have guessed that they never believed in Santa Claus.
Do you overreact this way to everything you encounter in life that’s different from you? You really are rather humorous. My husband and I and one of my kids are getting a lot of laughs here.
If I did to you the equivalent of what you are doing to me, I’d say something like this: “I pity your children because they were taught lies from early on in life and as adults they have trust issues that will damage all of their relationships. All because you lied to them about Santa.” Does that sound ridiculous? It should. It makes about as much sense as what you’re saying about the kids whose parents didn’t tell them Santa was real.
It’s NO BIG DEAL! Think about how silly the things you are saying are. I actually am thinking now that you don’t actually believe all that stuff. You’re just sitting at your computer trying to get a rise out of a total stanger. I guess I fell for it.
Well, yes, I am serious, because this is something that I take seriously. As to your children being “normal” I’m sure they are, by your standards, since everyone, whether they are grass-eating nudists or merely Oprah-watchers who put ketchup on all their food, including icecream, thinks that the way that they are is normal.
The question is not whether you and your family are normal - it’s about, I say again, about having been deprived of the greatest gift of childhood, which is a belief in magic. Even children who have grown up in abject poverty have had that. You can keep laughing, reveling in the flat literal-mindedness of the world you live in. I still pity you and what you did to your children.