There is a Santa Claus. If you believe in him, he is real.
I found and read to the boys Francis Pharcellus Church’s letter to 8-year old Virginia O’Hanlon. I’m not sure they completely understood it, but they got the gist.
And I know they got the next part: “No matter what you think you know or you think you believe, Santa will only you bring you gifts if you believe in him. And no matter what you think you know or you think you believe, you will not discuss this topic with younger kids, especially your cousins.”
Ironically, just as I sat down to read the letter to them, Joe had started scribbling on a pad of paper. After I was done, he grinned and said “I’d better get rid of this” And he started erasing and then eventually crumpled the paper up.
The paper said “Clues that Santa Doesn’t Exist”
Good choice, kiddo, good choice.
p.s. The Santa figurine is something I’ve posted before. I’m pretty sure this is what Santa actually looks like.