I was surfing around Pinterest this morning when I found something quite remarkable. So I called my husband.
Me: Hi honey.
Him: Hey babe.
Me: So, that letter you gave our son about Santa - did you actually write that like you said?
Me: You wrote it?
Him: ... yes ... why?
Me: Because I just found it on the Internet.
Me: Why did you tell me you wrote it?
Him: I got it from Mutual Friend and changed some things.
Me: But why did you tell me YOU wrote it?
Him: Because it made you so happy, and you were crying and I felt stuck. I emailed Mutual Friend and she said to just go with it. It was something I was doing for our son.
Me: The illusion has been shattered.
Him: That's why I didn't want you to post it on Facebook.
Me: Are you on the toilet?
I'm letting him off the hook because it is a beautiful letter and because he did make the effort to restore our son's faith in Santa, and in us. And he did ask me not to post it on Facebook, which for him, also means the entire Internet.
Until next time, keep crowin' and finding inspiration in unexpected places.