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94/365. dang the Easter Bunny left a super passive aggressive note for odin this year.

94/365. dang the Easter Bunny left a super passive aggressive note for odin this year.

after 10.75 years the jig was up. odin went to bed and said, “you know, someday you’re going to *have* to tell me the easter bunny, santa claus and the tooth fairy aren’t real.”

he’d noticed Incongruities for a few years that raised A Few Questions. Serious Doubts emerged after the topic came up in the hockey locker room and none of his teammates believed in any of it anymore. a few months ago he was reading a judy blume book ( i forget off hand which one ) and the characters just flat out talked about santa not being real WITH NO SPOILER ALERTS?! the clock was ticking and he had recently started up with The Questions.

after he went to bed i wrote a note in jest. obviously in my handwriting ( after years of trying to conceal it ) and with a reference to a recent scrabble game that would surely give it away.

in the morning, it turned out that he wasn’t quite as sure as we thought and the humor of my note was maybe not so humorous 🙁 he was bluffing, sort-of. i think he really knew but still some part of him didn’t want to believe.

in the end he was a little sad but i think also a little happy to realize he’s A Big Boy.

when all was said and done he only asked,

odin’s note to santa.

odin's note to santa.

four years ago santa visited odin in the sauna and every year since then, when we’re in town for the holidays, we have a christmas eve sauna because, well, you never know maybe he’ll visit again.

this year we were in town but didn’t get a chance to light the sauna which bummed out odin a little bit, so he wrote santa a note and left him some summer sausage, carrots ( for the reindeer ) and a candy cane.

a note and silver sleigh bell from santa!

apparently, santa loved the eggnog cupcake he left odin a note and a silver sleigh bell that looks and sounds like it could be right out of the polar express!

santa said he was running a little late and missed our sauna, but that’s alright, since we understand he’s quite busy on christmas eve and certainly can’t visit every year. mighty nice of him to take even a moment to leave a note and a sleigh bell. odin of course, has heard the final paragraph in the polar express many, many times:

“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”

merry christmas!