This is Lucas. Enjoying a science class on his field trip to the Science Center Friday.
He is a science and math kind of kid. He likes to figure out how things work. Know the ins and outs of things. He always wants to know the facts. And he usually questions everything.
So, the next story makes me happy in a society where kids are growing up way too fast for their own good.
We were watching Yes, Virgina on television the other night. I had never seen it, and it was a little Christmas movie so I knew the kids would love to watch. A short summary...the little girl, Virginia believes in Santa and her friend is trying to convince her there is no Santa and it's not real.
In fact, her friend tells her that at one point in the movie. She says it is infantile and THERE IS NO SANTA.
Lucas turns to me and says "Mommy" and this always starts something good. I say "What Lucas?"
"She's dead wrong. Santa is REAL!"
I could only smile. Because in a world full of hurting and pain, full of pessimism and non-believers, I was happy that my kids still believe. And why not let them. For as long as they want to. They will have the "real" world way too soon. Then again, maybe Lucas knows what is real, and it's the non-believers who have no clue.