How Old Is Too Old For Santa Claus?
by Steve West on November 29, 2009
My daughter Lauren wrote a letter to Santa in which she asked him for nothing - just a letter to say what a cool guy she thinks he is. It has a few misspellings and a grammar error or two and it's not written with the greatest penmanship. And it's completely adorable. In it she asks Santa to write her back and she handed it to me with the request to see that Santa gets it. I reassured her that I would fly to the North Pole and hand deliver it if I had to. She's nine years old, ten in May. She's on the cusp of disillusionment with the harshness of the world. I'd like her innocence to last forever but accept the inevitability of it all. I'll write a return letter from her good friend Santa but worry that when she shows it to her friends that they'll be unkind about it - tell her she's been hoodwinked or worse, lied to. It kinda breaks my heart.
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