Dirk Lotriet
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3 Dec 2021
6:00 am

Wish list for dear Santa

Dirk Lotriet

I’ve been bothered by a terrible thought this week: 2021 might be the last year that the five-year-old Egg believes in Santa.

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I’ve been bothered by a terrible thought this week: 2021 might be the last year that the five-year-old Egg believes in Santa. Next Christmas she will be six and most children lose their belief in the omnipresent old man in the red suit somewhere between four and seven. Some people feel bad about telling their trusting offspring a lie. Not me and I certainly don’t plan to stop now. For the rest of December, I will lie, lie, lie, because if we lose Santa next year, he’s gone forever. Discussions between Egg and I are littered with mythical references to...