Next to "E=MC squared," perhaps the most famous quote to emerge from Albert Einstein's mouth is the oft-cited: "Imagination is more important than knowledge." What I'm sure Einstein didn't consider at the time of uttering was the offshoot of his observation, namely: "Imagination is a DisTortEr of knowledge."
I am of the mind that parenting, when done correctly, involves delicately hopping over the line between imaginative play and outright deception. But man, does this time of year challenge even me. I'm not saying parents shouldn't indulge in the Yuletide traditions, old and new. But at this point, I'm not sure about how to handle the Santa thing once the hard questions come.