Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I Thought This Might Come in Four or Five Years

Four months after Christmas, with no contextual lead-in, we had this conversation:

"Is Santa Claus real?"

"I'm not sure. What do you think?"

"I think he's not real."

"Why do you say that?"

"Because at Christmas, most of my presents came from people I know, like you and Mama, and Grandma and Grandpa, and [SWSIL, and Big Brother, and Freckles, and Robert McGee, etc.]..."

"Yeah? Do you believe in magic? Because I think Santa's magic."

"I believe in magic."


"Because of Merlin. He did magic. Magicians do magic. Are magicians real?"

"I don't know. Some magicians just do tricks to make you think it's magic. But some magicians might do real magic. What do you think?"

"I think he did real magic, because he turned three birds into a rabbit."

Sigh. He's not even old enough to have lost a baby tooth yet. I don't know what we're going to do about the tooth fairy. This kid is just too smart for my own good.


She Said said...

Wow, he is super bright! He's very observant! Go, Thumper! :)

Oh, and sucks to be you.

Purelight said...

Oh oh--be prepared to hear from some displeased parents if he starts spreading the "Santa's not real" word so early. Maybe he can "pretend" for a few years to preserve the joy of the other kids. And yes, he is super bright, so good luck with that! :-)

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