As the parents of a 9 year old who still believes as well as a 6 year old, we take our Santa-duties very seriously. As soon as we drop the kids off at school, our tires screech as we peel off to begin our shopping. We make a day of it and always manage to use every single minute . . . and then a few more just to make it interesting. We spend our time in the carpool line frantically rearranging and covering all our loot so it cannot be seen by our most innocent passengers about to pile in. It takes a lot of work when your 9 year old believes . . . you must be come craftier and cleverer.
But it is oh-so worth it.