Our small town hosted its annual Santa Clause Parade this afternoon. Although William is starting to throw around comments like "I know that it can't be the real Santa in the parade...", he seems to be holding onto his belief for another year. There are so few widely accepted bits of magic in our society, I want my kids to hold onto this one for as long as possible. As always, a great time to catch up with neighbours, snack on candy canes, and enjoy the show. It always amazes me that there are actually any kids watching the parade - so many of the town's kids are in it!! William enjoyed watching his fellow Beavers go by on their float, but did not want to be on it himself. After all, you can't see the parade if you are riding in it!