Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Some Myths Are Okay, and Santa Is One of Them

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Some Myths Are Okay, and Santa Is One of Them

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I JUST about had a stand-up argument with my boss the other day about our decision to run a story in today's paper about the dilemma of telling your kids that Santa Claus isn't real.

He was concerned we would be ruining the magic of Christmas for the young kids who might pick up their parents' copy of the NewsMail and get an earth-shattering shock right before the big day.

I argued that many kids of the age who still believed in Santa may not quite be at the age where they cared about news or current affairs, so we were probably safe.

I won. But I'll say right now: if perchance we have ruined Christmas for your kids by letting them in on the secret that Santa is actually dad in a suit and beard, I am truly sorry.

It's always difficult for parents to know how to broach this kind of subject with their children, especially if they have kids of different ages and they want to hit the right note for all their kids. …

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