Lily: Mommy, my friend told me that Santa isn't real.
Mommy: Well, what do you think?
Lily: I think he's real.
Mommy: Then that's all that matters. You just have to believe.
They are coming to THAT age. Wondering, questioning just a little. I am a little sad because I love the idea of Santa, believing in Santa and the magic it creates in our children's lives. I've wondered, though, how I will one day explain. Of course Jenny, The Bloggess, put exactly the words I was looking for down on paper ever so eloquently. Here's her explanantion (especially #3)...In support of Santa.
I am Santa- I've "picked up that mantle". And I hope one day they do too.