CAUTION: Don’t read this if you don’t know what question I’m referring to.
Monkey Boy is 8 years old. Last year, one of his friends told him the secret about Santa. We were fascinated by his reaction.
Sadness? Not that we could see.
Anger? No sign of it.
Instead, he told us that his friends had told him that Santa was really your parents. But he didn’t want us to confirm whether this was true or not. He simply wanted us to know what his friend had told him. We think he knows the truth. He just wasn’t ready to acknowledge it out loud.
Which brings us to this year. And we haven’t the slightest idea where he is on this subject. We’re watching him carefully for clues about his current state of mind. Is he ready to come clean about knowing? Does he want some sort of confirmation from us? We watch him and wait.
I think he’ll enjoy being in on the secret and keeping up appearances for Peanut who is only five. We’ll see.