Thursday, December 26, 2013

We Believe

At my house, Santa leaves his offerings on the red bench at the foot of the stairs.  
Traditionally, I make JT's picture as he first spies his loot on Christmas morning.
He's a lot bigger than when this tradition first began.  

Though Santa's secret has been revealed to him, JT continues to embrace the idea of Santa.  I am glad it continues.  Childhood is fleeting and those few years of magical beliefs and confidence that the unknown will be amazing must sustain a lifetime.  The mystery of faith in the magical and the sure knowledge that he is much-loved are an awfully good inoculation against the challenges of the real world.  So we still believe.

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