Two years ago, we were spending a Christmas Day at home. Clara came and got Beau and me and said she needed to talk. Beau and I shared a very scared look and off we went together. Clara got very serious and said "I appreciate you wanting me to believe in Santa....but this Santa lie needs to stop!" She then she asked "Does Molly believe?" We told her yes and she then said "I can't believe someone as smart as Molly still believes - that is RIDICULOUS!"
This is the same child at 3 that asked me after VBS if I really believed that Jonah was swallowed by a whale and lived to tell about it!
She is a realist and we love that about her.