The day has finally arrived when Full Speed asked me point-blank about Santa Claus. While he has had suspicions in the past, these were easily overcome by simple explanations. Now, as the reasoning parts of his brain, along with those of his second grade class, are becoming more sophisticated, so are my explanations. I didn’t mind dropping an occasional fib here and there about the ‘realness’ of Santa. I’m started to become uncomfortable as my web of lies expands as Full Speed throws more and more complicated questions my way.
How long do I hold out before I have a sit-down with him and he knows the truth once and for all? Unfortunately, this is feeling like sooner rather than later. Right now, Full Speed is content to hold on a little longer even though physical evidence seems to indicate there isn’t a Santa. In his words, “Maybe Santa is invisible. Just because we can’t see him, doesn’t mean he isn’t real.”
Isn’t faith in anything believing even when it seems impossible and all evidence points to the contrary?
If this is the case, Santa is real. He is very, very real.