December 6 – Santa Claus
Did you ever send a letter to Santa? Did you ever visit Santa and “make a list?” Do you still believe in Santa Claus?
I don't recall ever believing in Santa Claus. Not only that, I was a very curious child who never wanted to wait for the surprise on Christmas morning, and got in trouble more than once for peeking. I'm sure my parents took me to visit mall Santas or similar when I was quite young, but I don't remember ever wanting it on my own behalf. Likewise, if I ever made a list for "Santa", I must have been very young.
In fact, had it been up to me, I would never have done the Santa thing with my own kids. I find the whole thing to be contrary to the real reason for the holiday, and an intentional deception to my kids. In the end, I chose to not fight that battle, and just kept my mouth shut. I still regret that on occasion.
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