What I Hope To Tell Claire When She’s Older

I NEED TO KNOW, she wrote, using capital letters for emphasis. ARE YOU SANTA? TELL ME THE TRUTH.

What do you do when your kid asks for the truth? You tell it, of course, doing your best to figure out a way that keeps at least some of the magic intact.

The Truth About Santa

Read the entire post for the sweet beauty of her answer.

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One Comment on “What I Hope To Tell Claire When She’s Older”

  1. acm Says:


    I can’t help wondering why all that love and magic can’t be attributed to, you know, Jesus, rather than having to have this secondary guy to focus on, but I guess that’s a different discussion. still, this is a great example of treating your kid with love and respect that supports, rather than flattens, their discovery of magic in the world. thanks for linking.