This was the first year that we’ve really talked to Max about Santa Claus. He’s 5 now, and in previous years he didn’t care or didn’t understand. The magic did not last long.
Max, to Mom: Is Santa Claus real, or a made up story?
Mom: Well, Santa Claus is, um, the spirit of Christmas.
Max: But is he real or a made up story?
Mom: It’s kind of hard to say.
Max: Can Daddy say?
Mom: Go ask your Dad.