“The Tooth Fairy (or Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus . . .) : a fun and harmless fiction, or a pointless justification for lying to children?” –The Daily Post
Is this a joke? Obviously fun and harmless fiction! These “lies” are told with the intention of making kids happy! These types of stories can only be told (and believed) during one point in every person’s life and that time is during one’s childhood. At no other time in one’s life can the story of ‘a giant old man sneaking into your house through a chimney to drop off a bunch of random boxes and then leaving without you ever even knowing he was there’ be told as a story that doesn’t sound extremely creepy.For whatever reason, as a kid, that seems magical!
If childhood is the one time when kids’ minds are still innocent and pure, I think that time should be utilized and filled with that very magic! No kid sees Christmas presents, Easter Eggs, or money under their pillow after losing a tooth and gets upset. No, they usually smile! It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s something their tiny minds cannot comprehend. Is it manipulative to some degree? Hmm maybe it is. But is it done with good intentions? Absolutely.