winged orange #4

winged orange christmas prompt #4

What do you think about Santa Claus? Do/did you believe? When did you stop believing? Why?

I did believe. I’m not sure how old I was when I stopped or why I stopped. It was probably sometime around 2nd or 3rd grade. The first Christmas that I remember after I stopped believing was the one when my brother, his wife, and their son were living at our place after moving back here from California. I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep and I heard them out in the living room, talking as they wrapped presents. Even though I don’t believe anymore, I still find myself looking up in the sky Christmas eve, watching for flying reindeer.