…the awful truth…
…you know, about Christmas? About Santa?
I’m not a parent, but as a teacher, I can identify with all the other teachers out there. It’s that time of year when kids restart the eternal debate. On the one side, the kids who still possess their childlike faith. On the other side, the kids who possess only worldly cynicism. Both sides will argue endlessly until a teacher threatens to cancel Christmas. Funny how both sides seem to believe a teacher can do that when presents are on the line.
Maybe the eternal Santa debate is good practice for the future when kids will feel the need to defend their faith from all perceived threats (or debunk someone else’s faith because anyone whose beliefs are contrary to their own is seen as a threat.)
As a non-parent, I fantasize now and again about some of the momentous days my children might one day have and how I might handle them. The day they learn the truth about Santa is not a day I dread but anticipate. Here’s why.