Parents: Do you ever pull out the “Santa Threat?”

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  1. Principessa

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    Do you ever pull out the “Santa Threat?”
    How many months of the year can you get away with it?
    Does it seem to work?
    Do you feel bad using it?
    What is the age limit for it working?

     
  2. Mr. Snakey

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    Forgive me. What is the santa treat?
     
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    I believe this is when you threaten to give the kids to Santa for use in his factory?
     
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    No problem, I should have included the article for those of you who have big kids and may have forgotten about the santa threat.

    Are you using the ‘Santa Threat?’

    By Theresa Walsh Giarrusso | Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 07:25 AM
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    We went to a friend’s house to play yesterday. It was four 4-year-old little boys and one baby (a cat and a dog too). You can well imagine the chaos.

    I was helping my friend with a computer problem in her office when I heard one of the other moms yell from the kitchen, “You guys better be good. Santa Claus is watching.”

    It made me laugh. We rarely pull out the “Santa Threat.” Don’t get wrong - we’ve used it on occasion. In fact, I used it last night at dinner because it was fresh on my mind. Our kids definitely believe in Santa but they don’t seem very scared that he won’t show up.
     
  5. Mr. Snakey

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    Oh i see. No my kids are too old. I might try that with the Grandchildren.
     
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    Hmm, I never believed in Santa so it never worked on me. I can remember school when I was 5 years old arguing with peers that he couldn't exist and it wasn't logical - I got reprimanded by my teacher for upsetting them. :mad:
     
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    No, it's when you threaten that Santa will bring them nothing but a lump of coal if they don't stop misbehaving. :smile:
     
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    You rabblerouser! How dare you upset the children. :twak:
     
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    My kids never really believed in Santa, they knew it was me and their dad who the gifts would be from, but when it was close to Christmas and they were wound up and excited and bouncing around the house I would threaten that I'd give their gifts to 'the poor kids', it didn't work cos just as parents know their kids, kids know their parents.
     
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    In our household, we kept the Santa spirit alive as long as we could. I believe its okay to have children believe in a fantasy world until they are old enough to understand it. When the children awoke on Christmas mornings, gifts came in two forms... the ones that were wrapped were from family, while the ones from Santa never were wrapped because he made toys. Everything was put together and working. Although we never used the Santa threat of not bringing toys, the idea of being good and watched was always present, and the number of toys could be reduced.
     
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    When I was a kid I was often naughty (yes I know it's hard to believe) and my mum used to threaten she'd send me to the Ragged School, I didn't and still don't have any idea what the Ragged School was but I knew for sure I didn't want to go there.
     
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    My mother said she would shoot Santa if we were bad:biggrin1: Only kidding
     
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    Hey look, I was just trying to enlighten the masses. Damn authority always tryin' to keep a man down. :240:
     
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    My friends will pull that one on me when I'm being mischievous. "Santa is going to bring you coal for Christmas!!" :eek:

    So I'll immediately throw them for a loop.
    "Cool!! I can use it to heat the house!!"
    :biggrin1:
     
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    Not at all. My 5 year old HATES Santa. Our company does a big breakfast with Santa thing each year and when I showed him the invite, I thought he was going to fall into a fetal position. When I told him he didn't have to go and we'd take his baby sister, he screamed out...

    "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!"

    I don't know what Santa did to him, but he pretty much hates ALL holiday characters. You should have seen what he did to the Easter Bunny at this years Easter Egg Hunt. As I know the guy in the costume, it cost me a case of 14 Hands Merlot to repair that one.
     
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    Practically every small kid will scream the house down if you take them to see Santa and pop them on the fat red coated old chap's lap. He's scarier than clowns.
     
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    My parents, '' mostly my mom'' around Christmas time would say Santa watching. The poor old gent must have lost his glasses, because I got away with murder.
     
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