for the famous and inevitable question of "Is Santa real?" And, it wasn't our 8 year old that asked but our 6 year old, Jacob. I had just picked them up from school and this is how the conversation went....
J: Mom, is Santa Real?
Me: (thinking, here we go....) Why would you ask that?
J: James P said Santa isn't real! (James P is quite the trouble maker- Jacob is constantly talking about this kid getting in trouble.... I find myself not liking him much at this point too....)
Me: Well, if Santa isn't real, then who puts presents under the tree?
J: (Laughing...) Oh, that is good! I will tell James P that!! (I can tell he is thinking for a few moments then says:) Oh, I bet it is Daddy!!!! (and then laughs hysterically at the idea- as if, how crazy would THAT be...of course that can't be true!)
Kenny: (joins in the conversation, laughing hysterically too) I know- Mommy and Daddy get up in the middle of the night and put presents under the tree! (again, both laugh hysterically at this crazy idea....)
(laughter slowly dies down)
Me: Do you believe Santa is real?
Kenny & Jacob: Yes!!!
Me: Then there is your answer...
And the magic lives on at least a little longer.....
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