"I've been thinking a lot about something." Lauren started as I parked the car before school. "I really think we should discuss it."
"Alright." I said. "What do we need to discuss?"
"Ok. What about Grandpa Paul?"
Lauren heaved a sigh. "I just wanted to say that I think he might be Santa Claus."
"What makes you say that?"
"Mom," she said in her all-business tone, "Did you look at Santa? He looked like Grandpa Paul. And where was Grandpa Paul when Santa was there? Oh. And G kissed him."
"That sounds like very good evidence." I said.
"So why did everyone pretend that Grandpa Paul is Santa Claus?"
"Because sometimes it's fun to pretend."