Tuesday, December 6, 2011

We Don't Believe in Santa But . . .

Last Christmas we let Nia visit Santa and don't plan on doing it again. Not that it was a negative experience - we just want her to know the true meaning of Christmas and not place the emphasis on Santa. 

Nia and her first and only pic with Santa
Anyway, as I see other bloggers go back and forth debating whether you can have Christ and Santa, rather than join the debate I wanted to share this funny story I came across over on Babble:

Mommyfriend fully employs Santa in her holiday traditions and has taken to telling her children that the smoke detectors are Santa cams.

Yes, you read that right. Smoke detectors are Santa cams.

She writes:

Yes, my kids think smoke detectors are actually Santa’s cameras transmitting their every move to the North Pole in streaming video. Every time the smoke detector blinks that flashy light, they gasp; realizing it’s on and really working. 

I busted out laughing when I read the full post (you can check it out here), but soon realized how cruel this can be for a child. I shared it with Mr. Love Bird as well and he was appalled more than amused. He said this would create serious trust issues for kids.

What do you think? Is this harmless or cruel?