Friday, December 22, 2006

What Kids Think

What kids think

Reading Santa letters is a sobering and humorous adventure.

Sobering because it illustrates the intensity of consumerism at the earliest of ages. The number and complexity of the gift requests is staggering.

Yet, it is amusing to see these charmers telling their tales as they wrestle with belief and disbelief.

One that I treasure today is the question about:

How DOES Santa get all the way around the world in one night to every house?

Well, answers ranged from magic to fast raindear to good weather to Christmas spirit and then there was one that stood out.

A Touch of Science.

The child said.

He doesn't. It is night on our side of the world when it is day on the other side, so he only does half of the world in one night.

Now why didn't I think of that?

Prepare the way for Christmas Day.

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