Pete K posted this on critics. It’s a hilarious story:
“Daddy,” she asked her father, “is Santa real?”
Dad said yes, and wanted to know why his daughter asked.
“Because Mrs. Fuller” — the girl’s afterschool teacher — “said he wasn’t real. She said, ‘None of you believe in Santa, do you?’ and said that you and Mommy buy all our presents and put them under the tree. She said that you should tell us the truth.”
The girl’s mother said the whole family was taken off guard. Her daughter had previously attended a Waldorf school, where belief in fairies and other supernatural beings was nurtured.
Here comes the best part:
Or as the mom put it on her Facebook page: “Another adult has no right to submit their own beliefs on a group of 5 year olds and their families — about Santa, God, politics or whatever — especially phrased ‘your belief is not right.'” She says another parent spoke for many when he said in an e-mail that circulated among them that it was vital for kids to make those kinds of discoveries on their own, as they matured.
You all spot the contradiction, don’t you?
(As long as nobody tries to convince mr Dog that easter bunny does not exist, we’re fine.)