Cookie: Daddy, why are there so many Santa Clauses running around the city?*
SantaCon is a pretty fun party.
[Oh, good, the internal parental filter is working today.]
Me: They’re, ummm… people who dress up pretending to be Santa and his helpers, sorta like how you and all of your friends dressed up as Elsa for Halloween.
Cookie: Well, they’re not very good Santas.
That’s because they’re wasted.
[I owe you again, internal parental filter]
Me: They’re only pretending to be Santa, Cookie. When you dressed up as Elsa, did you get her magical powers?
Cookie: No, I meant that they’re falling over like Mommy when she drank the bad grape juice at the Italian restaurant.