As a baby I hated Santa Claus and whenever my mom would take me to see Santa in town and she put me on his lap I would immediately start crying until my mom picked me back up.
There's a photo somewhere in my mom's album that shows me sitting on Santa Claus lap and I was around 2 years old.
My mom put me on Santa Claus lap thinking by then I would like him but nope I hated him.
I would immediately start screaming and saying in my 2 year old voice that I wanted away from him.
I was trying to escape his grasp around my waist.
I never grew to like Santa Claus and yes the idea of him is creepy.
I never told my kids Santa was real and just told them that Santa was just some strange creep wearing a suit and allowing kids to sit in his lap.
I told my kids never go to a Santa Claus because he could do something bad to them.
We don't do Santa Here either and I don't find the lying of Santa cute.
You teach your kids not to lie but you lie to them about Santa and the Tooth Ferry, Easter Bunny etc.
We never lied about those fairy tales in our house and never will.