10 Stages of Believing in Santa

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I told you guys that my 10-year-old still believes in Santa. One of these years he’s going to learn the bitter truth about Santa and when he does, it’s sure to devastate him the way it’s devastated countless generations before him.

I learned the truth about Santa at 9-years-old. I noticed that particular Christmas morning that Santa’s handwriting looked remarkably similar to my dad’s. I was quick to dismiss such a ridiculous thought. My dad as Santa? No way! A few weeks later, once we packed Christmas away, I worked up the courage to ask my mom, “Is Santa really real?” to which she replied, “Do you really want to know the truth?” I had my answer. Boom, just like that, my childhood shifted. Game over. Thanks for playing…[read more]

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