There is something so deliciously delightful about the deception of Santa Claus. Like many other parents, we wanted to keep the magic alive for as long as possible. But unfortunately there comes a time when you have to explain to your kids that Santa is a "concept" embodying the spirit of the season rather than a real person.
NOTHING polarizes parents more than Santa. It is where religion, idealism and perfection of parenting clashes with more debate and bluster. My son Adam told me that a kid in his class is telling everyone that Santa isn't real. This boy happens to be of a culture and religion that does not do Christmas. Adam and I feel that no matter your beliefs, you have to respect other peoples beliefs, cultures and origins so I tend to get a bit upset when other parents don't feel the same way I do.