John Burger writes in today about one mother’s sly idea to keep the spirit of Santa alive in her growing children.
You probably have noticed that most of the Santas you see are people dressed up like him. Some of your friends might have even told you that there is no Santa. A lot of children think that, because they aren’t ready to be a Santa yet, but you are. Tell me the best things about Santa. What does Santa get for all of his trouble? Parents are advised here to “lead the kid from ‘cookies’ to the good feeling of having done something for someone else.” Well, now you are ready to do your first job as a Santa. It’s important, Rush notes, to “maintain the proper conspiratorial tone.”
We can’t figure out if we love this idea, which keeps the magic alive for growing kids, or if it’s cruel to not be straight with them at this point and reveal the truth. What do you think?