This morning Santa came to our music class. As we were getting ready to go, the girls were talking about how excited they were that they would see Santa. Next thing I know, I heard Primus say that Santa drives a blue car. Apparently she has a very good memory; last year we were a little late to music class and we arrived just barely before Santa did so she saw him drive up in a blue car.
I questioned her about why he was driving a car and so she realized that it wasn't the Real Santa. Then she decided that none of the Santas at Christmas parties are the real ones. We talked about it some more and decided that the Real Santa is just too busy right now helping his elves make and wrap the toys. So these other Santas are just pretending to be Santa. And then they can talk to the real Santa and tell him what the children asked for.
I'm really impressed that Primus figured all this out on her own. I was wondering how long it would take for her to realize that all the different Santas that we see at parties don't look alike.
Secundus was there when we were having our discussion and she seemed to understand. But I made sure to swear the girls to secrecy so they wouldn't tell any of the little kids at class today. I explained that the other kids probably wouldn't understand the truth and it would just make them sad.