I'd assumed Lex and Gentry knew there was no Santa.
Not so, apparently.
Gentry asked me today: "Does the weal Santa Claus live in the mall in Fwesno?".
What's a father to say to that? I considered telling him no, that this guy was just a fill-in. That the "weal" Santa Claus was out of pocket this year (doing a brief stint in a Federal pen after an FBI sting operation revealed he was skimming the kid's gifts, and selling them on eBay). That seemed a little too traumatic.
So I opted to tell him the truth.
"No, Bubs; that's not the real Santa. The REAL Santa is the one you saw at Christmas Tree Lane last night."
What can I say? I'm a chicken. We'll let Shawna clear it up.