Thursday, December 24, 2009
Ho Ho Ho
I was at Walmart (yes, seeing if they have deals on Lego specials), and then I overheard this conversation.
One middle aged Caucasian man, with a deep baritone voice and handle bar mustache, talking on his cellphone.
"Hi Johnny, this is Daddy. Listen, I just ran into Santa Clause ..."
"Yes, Santa Clause. Remember the chair you wanted? He has two chairs, blue and white, and he is asking me which one to bring for you."
"Yes, it's Santa Clause. I met him at the mall. Yes, he is standing in front of me now."
"No, you can NOT talk with him. He is very busy."
"Yes, I know it's not Christmas. He wants to get you the chair FOR Christmas."
"LOOK! Do you want the blue or white chair? OK, good.. I will tell him you want the blue chair."
The question I had after overhearing the man was this: in today's multicultural society, how do you keep the truth about Santa hidden from your kids? I mean, as soon as I have a kid and he or she goes to school, I am going to tell my kid to find all the Christian kids in kindergarten and tell them Santa is a myth (yes, I might have a mean streak! :-P )
So, if you are reading this and Christian, first, Merry Christmas, and second, how old were your kids when they found out about Santa?
And to everyone else who's in Canada, get ready for Boxing Day!