The sins of the father...
Just getting this out of my system because I feel safe doing so here:
Backstory: when my children were 6 and 4 and my ss was 18, my children came to me one day in tears (shortly before Christmas), saying that skid had told them that Santa Claus isn't real.
Of course I told them that skid had LIED to them because he was mad because they had a good mom and he didn't (immature of me but I was so ANGRY). I think they believed me but it was never really the same for them after that.
When dh came home and I told him what skid had done, all he did was say something to skid like "that wasn't nice" - no punshment, no nothing.
NOW THEN...I will NOT do this because I know in my heart it is WRONG...
but I have always been soooooooo tempted to go to skid's three sons and tell them HEY GUYS, DID YOU KNOW THERE IS NO SANTA CLAUS? JUST ASK YOUR DADDY! Skid's kids are 7, 8, and 13 (the 13 year old has a mentality of about an 8 year old - multiple problems - when you cross an idiot with an idiot you produce and idiot - so he still believes in Santa Claus).
I have told (soon to be ex!) dh many times that I SO want to do that and he says "go ahead" because he KNOWS I WON'T. But ohhhhhhhhhh, holy cow, how badly I want to.
I think (I won't profess to "know" because I am not religious) that someplace in the Bible it says that "the sins of the father shall be revisited upon the sons a thousand times" - or something like that. DH is one of those "holy roller, Bible thumping, know-it-alls" - so I could just telling him that I was doing as God instructed me to do (that's HIS excuse for being an asshole).
Okay - feel better.