A moment of substantially selective scepticism from the Boy was displayed tonight when he expressed his total belief in Santa, but denied the existence of Rudolph - "He's just made up for a movie. He's not real."
Not to be denied, I suggested that when we leave cookies for Santa tomorrow night, might we leave a carrot for Rudolph too. "If it's gone in the morning won't that prove that Rudolph exists," I offered.
"No," said the Boy.
"But if it's gone then Rudolph ate it, right," I countered.
He shook his head, "Nope, it just means one of the REAL reindeer did."
Kids are so jaded.
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