The Santa Delusion

OK My husband and I are a little bit less than religious, but I have to admit I LOVE Christmas. I like spending time with my family, I like eating, I like getting gifts. I love the concept of Santa Claus. My husband thinks Santa Claus is a horrible example for kids, as it teaches them it is ok to lie. He sees nothing wrong with the kids knowing the parents did all the shopping and gift wrapping. I think the concept of lying to children is quaint and a tradition. I also plan to have our children Easter Egg hunt and eat the ears of chocolate bunnies. They like me will have no idea that Easter really isn't about Cadbury creme eggs. Is it cruel to tell kids about Santa? I don't know, but I do know I am justifying lying to my kids for my sheer enjoyment. Maybe I am not meant to have kids.