I can understand why parents have been upset…Honestly, I’d rather have that talk with my kids than have a commercial ruin it for them…When I was a child I did believe in Santa and the Easter bunny and all that stuff, and, I remember so clearly the day I found out none of them were real (well, really just Santa, but, once that jig is up, well, ya just know all of them don’t exist…lol).
Anyway, I was in elementary school, at the drinking fountain, and there was a girl behind me…I mentioned something about a present I got from Santa and she told me Santa wasn’t real. I was a bit upset, but, let it roll off my back. However, it ended up really bugging me the more the day went on. I remember lying in bed that night, my mom tucking me in when I asked her if Santa was real. She simply said to me, “do you believe reindeer can fly?” I replied, “no, not really.” She then asked me a couple more questions, letting me form my own opinion rather than coming right out and saying, well no, he’s not real. I think it was easier for me that way, my mom allowing me to come to the realization on my own, but I’ll never forget how sad it made me knowing that “magic” was forever gone.
I do agree though, there are so many other things to be outraged at Wal-Mart over, and, so many things going on in this world to be more passionate over. Who knows, maybe that was just the last straw (regarding Wal-Mart) for some of them.