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What Should The Lesson Be That Kids Learn From Santa?

Updated on March 10, 2016

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I've been away from HubPages for awhile. I've returned and have discovered I've got a lot of catching up to do. So many unanswered questions. So let's get started.

The Question!

leroy64 asks the question, "What should the lesson be that kids learn from Santa Claus?" Interesting question. I'm not sure I learned anything from Santa as a child. However, after my keen research, I think I know the answers.


The Answers!

#1 The first thing a child will learn is there is a decision to be made. Is Santa even real? Does he exist. Most people don't believe. I, however, am a believer. I just don't get anything from him because I'm on the bad list. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, but it teaches a child to stand by his or her choices.

#2 The second thing you can learn is that any differences among your peers is a good thing. Just look at Rudolph. A big red nose caused him years of torment. However, Santa believed, and the gifts were delivered on that foggy night.

#3 Children also learn that fashion is so over rated. I mean Santa dresses in a big red suit. Maybe thousands of years ago it was popular, but now? Santa doesn't care. That red suit is worn all the time. It's not a uniform, but his style.

So, when Mom puts that stupid outfit on you kids, don't worry. Santa says it's alright to dress different.

#4 Eating Cookies and milk will cause you to be fat! Naturally if you do it in moderation, you'll be fine. Santa, on the other hand is eating cookies and milk all night. Think of the millions of homes he visits. If just twenty five percent leaves cookies and milk, it's a lot.

#5 Children will also learn not to stereotype people. Every fat man with a white beard and hair, is not Santa. Only the one that is dressed in the red suit is Santa. Santa doesn't work as a janitor during the off season kiddies.

#6 Children will also learn the feeling of being drunk. With all the Santas at the different stores, it's like seeing double. Ever had that feeling after a night of partying? Same thing. Parents can explain why so many Santas ( They are his helpers), but the kid will still suffer from seeing double.

#7 Children will also learn that Santa has money!Think about it. Owns a factory with elves.Has to feed the reindeer and maintain the sleigh. Plus who knows what other expenses. Is there Health Insurance for the elves? Paid vacations and sick days?

Personally, I think Santa is a counterfeiter (no wonder I'm on the bad list). I mean come on! He makes all these toys. He's got talent. If not him, then someone working for him. Why couldn't he make the perfect printing press? Can't buy into that, how about magic? Pick your poison.

After all he has a non paying job. Where is his income? Does Mrs Claus support him?


#8 Speaking of magic, if you believe in Santa, you must believe in magic. With magic there is always hope. So children that believe in Santa and magic, believe in hope. As long as hope is around, your dreams may come true




In Conclusion

So I guess there are good and bad things we can learn from Santa. All I know is I've got to get that letter of apology off to Santa. I'm tired of being on the bad list!

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    • mrpooper profile imageAUTHOR

      mrpooper 

      6 years ago

      @barbergirl128 You don't get presents from Santa? You must be a real naughty girl lol. I think a lot of adults don't get presents because they stop believing. Same goes for Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny.

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Very cute list. Loved everyoen of them. I expect to see your apology to Santa letter published next! :) By the way, all adults must be on the naughty list cause I have never seen any adult get a present from Santa. Hmmm... now you have to wonder... why is it that all adults are on the naughty list???

    • mrpooper profile imageAUTHOR

      mrpooper 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Leroy

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      Brian L. Powell 

      6 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

      Great response to my question.

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