My kids are 7 and 9 and in a weird place with Santa Claus. The older one is wise to the scam, and maybe like his father, too cynical to indulge in too much fantasy about a fat guy in a red suit performing millions of B&Es in a one-night reverse crime fest. Simultaneously, he’s smart enough not to ruin a good thing when he’s onto it, so his smile is knowing when he says, “Oh, no. I totally believe in Santa.”
The younger one is still, I think, a true believer, which is a magic all its own.
Each of them wrote a long list for Santa. A puppy made it onto the 9-year-old’s. They have each besought the obese angel of consumerism for well nigh $1000 in electronics, which is a lot, given the mind-bending cheapness of most such devices these days. And then there are sports things, jerseys, a hockey goal. No pro cycling kit, oddly.
This week’s Group Ride asks, what’s on YOUR cycling Christmas list? Do you expect to find it under the tree or try to find it, on sale, after the holiday? Will you ride on Christmas day? Or will family commitments keep you house-bound?