What about Santa?
This year will be our third Christmas with Red Chief, and each Christmas I've thought about what we will tell him about Santa Claus. I still don't know what to think, but I need to come to a decision before next year.
I don't think I can lie to him; I don't like to lie, or even slant the truth. I'm pretty blunt, actually. But I don't want to deprive him of the magic of childhood, either. Although I knew the truth about Santa Claus by the time I was eight or so, I never grudged my parents the illusion, and I loved the magic of it all.
What do you tell your kids? What do you think about Santa Claus? Does he eat cookies and leave ashy footprints at your house, or is he a nice legend from a storybook? I'd love some feedback.