Tuesday night my daughter and I spent time reading books together. After a while she grew tired of the stories and asked if I would look at some pictures with her.
I shook my head yes and she took my hand and led me to the mantel to review the holiday cards. She inspected each picture and added a little comment “that is cute,” or “I like the doggie” etc.
Eventually we came to a picture in which a little girl was trying to hide from Santa Claus. My daughter took one look at it and asked me “why is she afraid of the snowman?”
I guess that Santa is still afraid to show his face around here.