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Mum admits she's told her son the truth about Santa so she can get credit for the presents

Mum admits she's told her son the truth about Santa so she can get credit for the presents

It's proven to be a divisive idea.

There’s no denying that it takes a lot of thought and hard work into planning, buying and wrapping Christmas presents. So, when the big man with the white beard gets to steal all the thunder, it can be understandably frustrating.

But one mum has decided to drop the Father Christmas narrative altogether so that she could get the ‘credit for the presents’ instead. Check out her reasoning here:

Taking to her TikTok channel @churchofstrawberry, Charlie revealed her beliefs that the tradition is ‘bulls**t’.

The mum-of-one said: "I want to get credit for the presents. Two, I don't want Jasper thinking Santa's some classist scum.

''What, the rich kids get better presents? No! The parents are buying them.

"And three, I don't want to deal with the heartbreak of him finding out Santa isn't real at a later date because I've just lied to him his whole life.

''Christmas will always be magical for him because he's never had any bulls**t surrounding the event."

But while Charlie’s child seemed to take the news surprisingly well, he did end up breaking the news to some of his friends at school.

One mum has decided to drop the Father Christmas narrative altogether.

She revealed: "I'm quite factual with him, so I told him that Santa was actually based on Saint Nicholas, who lived hundreds of years ago, and he was like, 'Okay, so he got too old and died?'.

''I said, 'Yeah, essentially, but he was really great guy and he gave presents to people.’ The moral of the story is sharing.''

The mum laughed as she shared: "This little f***er keeps telling all the kids that Santa's dead.

''I'm so sorry if your kid goes to school with my kid,” she admitted.

Onlookers quickly flocked to the comments section to share their enjoyment at the video, with one fellow TikTok user saying: “Love this.”

“I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I don’t have kids but I’ve always said I won’t bother with the Santa thing,” another viewer admitted.

“No, same. I will not allow him to take credit for even the back ache I get from the wrapping, but they have rules at school that he’s real,” another added.

People are seriously divided by her video.

“Parenting done right,” another bold onlooker expressed.

But others weren’t so happy about her choice to tell her child the truth about Santa.

“The issue is when they ruin it for the children who do believe,” one viewer wrote.

"That’s sad,” another viewer penned beneath the divisive video.

What do you think about this?

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@churchofstrawberry / Mark Waugh / Alamy

Topics: Parenting, Christmas, TikTok