Last night at work my coworkers and I were discussing the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. 2 of us were on the side of not lying to our kids regarding those ficticious characters, and the other 2 thought it was appalling to 'burst their bubble'.
In our family we talk about Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy as fun traditions, but we have always made it clear without going overboard that they do not really exist.
I told Deacon the tooth fairy would come and put money under his pillow. He said, "Mom, is the tooth fairy real?" I said, "no. It is a fun imaginary tradition, but mommy is the one who puts the money there." And he was totally ok with that. All he cares about is the money anyway.
So the question today is, What do you tell your kids about those characters? What did your parents tell you?
And the other question of the day is Would you rather meet a mad mother bear or a mad mother White Rhino?