Thursday, December 23, 2010
So when my kids were little and questioned me about Santa's existence, I wanted to tell them the truth but out of respect to my wife I just shrugged my shoulders and said to them, "What do you think?"
What I really wanted to say was, did you know that when the makers of Coke put Santa's image on their packaging, sales increased dramatically?
I didn't have to say or do anything though. She didn't reveal this until she was about 12 but, unbeknownst to us, when my daughter was about 8 she decided to test the Santa theory herself and left a special note, just for Santa, hidden in her bedroom on Christmas Eve.
Uh. Apparently he did not respond. *Insert bubble bursting sound effect here.*
Unfazed (as she later described it), she kept this all a secret and continued to perpetuate the myth for our sake. Smart cookie eh?
However, this little act of Christmas subterfuge makes me suspect that someday my daughter may work for the Canadian government.