Went to the shrine as is the tradition in Japan today. Cosmo caused a shock (well, to my mother-in-law at least) by asserting his skepticism.
He tearfully refused to give a coin and pray because:
“magic is pretend, and I don’t want to”.
I never do, but I don’t make a deal out of it. This is something he felt strongly about this year for some reason and, well, I’m proud of him for thinking it through and making a stand about something important to him.
Took me a lot longer.