I do not know enough but what I have read - leads one to the same conclusion - Mushrooms are in fact medicine. Food Of the Gods, natural plants that help heal our minds & therefore body...
As soon as Storm was old enough to ask questions we told him the truth.
Here is a perfect opportunity to do that, have some fun - educate on mushrooms- how to never eat any that they might find in the wild! Unless educated of course. ;)
Teach about food and medicine! Natural medicines can be talked about - like Cannabis! Ayahuasca and even Aloe! The more your children know, they better prepared as young adults. Educate - not lie.
If they are aware enough to seriously question Santa- Reindeer?
Then they are aware enough to question much more.
Do you know why they say Reindeer fly?
Give the gift of knowledge this Christmas.
Start a new Christmas tradition!
Teach them about natural plants and medicine. Let food be thy medicine.
You might possibly save your own child from years of misery later in life.