Santa Realization

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Mason Gregory Engl. 1100 at 11:00 11/25/07 The Reason Explained When telling an eight year old that there is no Santa Claus, there are two ways to do it. First, you can break their miniscule heart by just stating the facts: A man that size simply cannot fit down every single chimney in the world, and especially not in only one night. And seriously, how would he be able to eat that many cookies in the time it takes me to fall asleep and wake up again? Second, you can take a softer approach to answering the question. I chose this method simply because it is less harsh on the young one. Explaining it in a way that the kid can relate usually has the best outcome. Children are inquisitive. They want to know stuff. When it comes to the topic of Santa Claus, either they’ve already figured out there isn’t a Santa, or they don’t know yet, and it’s only a matter of time until they figure out that reindeer seriously can’t fly, much less pull an estimated 12 million tons of presents around with them. At this point,
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This essay was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENGL 1100 taught by Professor Schneller during the Fall '07 term at Auburn University.

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