Some of you may ask, “Why not tell her Santa isn’t real on Christmas?” And I’d say to you, the week leading up to Christmas would make it much more devastating. The beginning of the month, the build up of the magic and imagination, this kid would still be in school, talking to her friends, sharing all the silly stories of what that mischievous Elf on the Shelf is doing in her home, and then, the first Monday that school is out for the winter, you let her grow up a bit quicker than normal. Reality hurts sometimes. Merry Christmas.