So, let me start by saying my daughter is 7 & in Year 2. She came home from school today & mentioned that she had played with a new friend who is in her class this year. Then she said "did you & dad buy all our Christmas presents that were under the tree? because ....... Said that Santa is no real & it's a fairytale. I know for a fact that her new friend is from a family that have a brethren upbringing.
Now, I understand that yes she is 7 & she will come to the realisation that Santa is not real but to me she is still young enough to be excited by the prospect of Santa coming to deliver presents. My main concern is I have 2 younger sons aged 5 & 2 & I don't want the whole Santa magic to be ruined so early.
My husband & I have discussed it & he thinks i/we should mention it to the teacher, maybe she could have a word with the child or mother?! But I really don't want to feel like a whinging mother blowing something minor out or proportion?
I understand that there are many religions & beliefs etc but it upsets me that these parents haven't taught their own children that just because they don't believe in Christmas & don't celebrate it doesn't mean that they have go & ruin it for all the other children that do.
Am I being petty? What would you do?