When my four-year-old was a baby, I heard something on the radio about a couple who thought kids should never be lied to. This included telling their kids about Santa Claus. The couple let their kids believe in Santa, but they never said an outright lie about it. I wonder how they managed that.
Though I agree that children should not be lied to, I don’t hold a grudge against my parents for telling me about Santa Claus. After all, that’s what made Christmas so fun.
My son is four this year, and I never expected him to be so darn smart or inquisitive. Twice he has asked me how Santa will be able to park his sleigh on our roof? It’s slanted, and there’s no good place to park a sleigh on it. Since he loves animals and watches a lot of nature shows, flying reindeer has been an issue for him too. But he hasn’t asked about that for a while, so I assume he’s okay with it now.
Shelli Bond Pabis
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