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An update from my Santa believing 8 year old.
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#1 PurpleWitch

Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

I didn't get to speak to the offending aide but I spoke to another teacher about it and she was livid.

I have a meeting with the Principal next week for a unrelated matter so will bring it up with him.

When I spoke to my 8 year old about it he merely said (with a twinkle in his eye) "Well Mum, I guess she wont be getting any presents from Santa" and carried on about his way.

We then circled the toy catalogues and drafted a letter to Santa original.gif



#2 The Cat

Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

There ya go, hey?  Good good and good to hear.

Jaxon (who turns 9 next week ohmy.gif ) does exactly that too, with great thought.  Crystal just goes to make a list and ends up drawing something random instead, lol.

#3 canuckmel

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

Good for you.

They have their whole lives to be grown ups. As long as they know the truth by high school at the absolute latest, a couple more years believing in the magic of Santa never hurt anyone.

Edited by canuckmel, 06 November 2012 - 08:32 PM.


#4 BetteBoop

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

One small slip of the tongue with no lasting consequences but still the Principal needs to be brought into it.

That teacher shortage is starting to make sense.

#5 Broxie

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

Glad to hear it PW original.gif

#6 *Lib*

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

Must get my DD to make Santa a list, I am stuck for ideas this year!

#7 Elizabethandfriend

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 06/11/2012, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One small slip of the tongue with no lasting consequences but still the Principal needs to be brought into it.

That teacher shortage is starting to make sense.



I so agree.  Who the hell would be a teacher?

#8 Fright bat

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:43 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 06/11/2012, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One small slip of the tongue with no lasting consequences but still the Principal needs to be brought into it.

That teacher shortage is starting to make sense.


It's very very important BB, that teachers and principals are exceptionally clear on the matter of the place of Santa in the curriculum, especially with regards to children who are probably only playing along because their parents issue threats of 'if you don't believe you don't receive'.

It is very important to keep up appearances about a matter that the principal, the teachers, the parents and it seems the students ALL know to be untrue lest the mere utterance of the truth strip all the joy and happiness from receiving consumer items carefully circled in a glossy toy catalogue months earlier.

I am sure the principal would be utterly delighted to be given the opportunity to dress down a teachers aide over a matter of such VITAL importance to a child's emotional and spiritual well being. What else are those school principals there for anyway?

#9 Fr0g

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

PW, I'm glad your son was able to reconcile the slip.  

I do agree that taking it to the Principal is probably moot now.... but must the OP be patronised in *another* Santa thread...?

Merry Christmas to all.

#10 Feral Becky

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


I have to leave for work in just over an hour


Anyway, my contribution is this quote from above-


QUOTE
They have their whole lives to be grown ups.


#11 Covert

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

And here we go again.

Glad it all worked out for you and your DS, Purple Witch.

#12 BadCat

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

Good grief.

I thought we'd determined in the last thread that the non-Santa folk are joyless toerags and the Santa folk are lying scumbags?

#13 JapNFeral

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 06/11/2012, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One small slip of the tongue with no lasting consequences but still the Principal needs to be brought into it.

That teacher shortage is starting to make sense.

You are so right.

#14 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

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#15 The Cat

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

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#16 Expelliarmus

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 06/11/2012, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One small slip of the tongue with no lasting consequences but still the Principal needs to be brought into it.

That teacher shortage is starting to make sense.

How does this relate to the teacher shortage?

The OP telling the Principal this won't make it past the principal's doorway, let alone actually make it to the ears of the teacher AIDE involved.

I seriously doubt it's contributing to teacher shortage. The things that contribute to that are far more serious and are about more than the odd parent comment.

#17 babychacha

Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

I'm glad your 8 year old has decided to keep on believing.

I know this is EB but the santa haters have suprised me. Never met one in real life thank goodness.

#18 Fright bat

Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (howdo @ 06/11/2012, 09:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How does this relate to the teacher shortage?

The OP telling the Principal this won't make it past the principal's doorway, let alone actually make it to the ears of the teacher AIDE involved.

I seriously doubt it's contributing to teacher shortage. The things that contribute to that are far more serious and are about more than the odd parent comment.


Agreed. The fact that our school teachers are over worked and underpaid (especially given they shape the future of our society) probably has more to do with it. I suspect, though, that BB wasn't being literal with her comment.

#19 eilca

Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

Santa lover here.  But I think this was about perspective.  Over the years I have lost count of the conversations about "X and Y said Santa is not real".  Cue discussion about 'what do you believe?' and everyone has different beliefs.

I think the aide will now be on the principal's naughty list.

#20 Liz Lemon

Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (babychacha @ 06/11/2012, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm glad your 8 year old has decided to keep on believing.

I know this is EB but the santa haters have suprised me. Never met one in real life thank goodness.


Me neither.  Before EB it never occurred to me that people wouldn't do santa (religion aside).

#21 Chelli

Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

Hi all,
Please keep the issues from the closed thread out of this one, otherwise this too will need to be closed.

Thanks
Chelli
xmas_cool.gif  xmas_tongue.gif

#22 Fr0g

Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

Uh oh, somebody dropped the 'r' word.....

#23 PurpleWitch

Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE
I have a meeting with the Principal next week for a unrelated matter so will bring it up with him.


Why wouldn't I bring it up? She's an AIDE. Not a teacher. The teacher was livid that it happened.

The issue is unrelated to the Santa comment but it will contribute and the Principal will want to know. Hopefully she knows in future to keep her opinions to herself and stick to her job.



#24 PurpleWitch

Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE
I know this is EB but the santa haters have suprised me. Never met one in real life thank goodness.



EB never surprises me anymore original.gif


#25 QueenElsa

Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

Good to hear about your DS, PW.




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