Saturday, December 13, 2008
Is There? Is There Not?
No Virginia, there’s not a Santa Claus.
At least that’s true in a classroom in Britain.
Parents have flooded a British primary school with complaints after a teacher told a room of tearful seven-year-olds that “it’s your parents who leave out presents on Christmas Day,” The Daily Mail reported.
Outraged parents were sent a letter saying the substitute teacher at Blackshaw Lane Primary School in Royton, Greater Manchester, had been disciplined.
The class of 25 allegedly became rowdy talking about Santa Claus and the teacher blurted out that he did not exist in an effort to calm them down, The Mail reported.
“My son came home and said that his substitute teacher had told the class that Santa doesn’t exist,” one father told The Mail. “I thought it was wrong. He was distraught about it. He’s only seven-years-old and it’s part of the magic of Christmas to him.”
What do you think? Was the substitute wrong for what he/she did?
What should parents tell children about Santa?
Are the rules any different for Christ followers?
What did you tell your children?
If you could share any wisdom with me about Santa, now having a 10-month-old son, what would it be?