Simon asked me today if Santa was real. OK, so call me scrooge, but I just can NOT lie to my kid. So, I said, "Santa is a real part of Christmas, but he's pretend like Mickey."
"But Mickey IS real!"
And I said, "Mickey is part of a story."
And he said, "The Mickey on my toon plane is pretend, but the Mickey on the show is real."
And I said, "Oh, you're right." (so much for my honesty policy.)
And then I said, "We like to pretend that Santa is real."
And that seemed to satisfy him.
What does everyone else tell their kids about Santa?