Radar online is reporting that some of the Gosselin children are blabbing about Santa Claus not being real at school.
“The Gosselin children have been accused of spoiling Christmas for fellow students after telling them that Santa does not exist.”
” ‘The kids don’t believe in Santa Claus, and they’re telling other kids at school that there is no Santa Claus,’ a close friend of the family told RadarOnline.com.”
“Children as young as six were told that ‘your parents are lying to you,’ causing reality TV dad Jon to receive calls from stunned parents upset that Santa Claus was exposed as a fraud.”
” ‘He has received many phone calls from parents because the kids actually told others that ‘your parents are lying to you’ causing them to get upset,’ the insider said.”
I know a lot of you guys don’t care about Kate Gosselin and her brood but it does bring up an interesting question: What do you do when kids are spoiling the Santa story at school?
Michael reminded me that he was telling other kids when he was in KINDERGARTEN! (Such a Grinch!)
I think I have shared before my sister-in-law’s response when kids blab at school. She is a first-grade teacher and she has the greatest answer ever. When kids say to her “Well Johnny says his parents are Santa Claus.” She says “Well parents have to be Santa Claus when you stop believing.”
It’s perfect because she’s not saying the kid is lying, but she is reinforcing the Santa story without saying it. The kids can put it together however they want.
So what do you do with a kid who is blabbing about Santa at school or in the neighborhood? Do you tell the parents? Do you ask the kids to keep it to himself? Do you tell your kid something else to help support their Santa belief?
Has your kid ever been the one spoiling the story like my husband? What happened to your kid? Why did they want to tell everyone?