I still have a little one at home who believes in Santa.
For one reason or another she procrastinated going to see him until today.
This morning she woke up very upset. She had been thinking. "Isn't it Christmas now on the other side of the world?"
(I have to say, the International Date Line would NEVER have occurred to me as a child... curses geography class!)
"Yes," I said, "it is."
"Then there's no point in going to the mall to see Santa. He is not there today."
"But there will be a helper there."
"He is an impostor. I only want to speak to Santa."
Okay! Think quick. What do you do? You are free to help me at the end of this post!
Thinking I am very quick I said, "Santa understands that some children have the holiday tradition of seeing him on Christmas Eve. So the helpers at the malls are all special helpers that have the ability to communicate with him after the children talk to them."
She isn't buying it. "Then how does he make what they ask for?"
This kid is far smarter than I was at that age.
This kid is far smarter than I am at this age!!
What do you do when your kid is smarter than you are?