I was shopping with my 5 kids at a department store. Ds2 (5yrs) was happily singing to ds3 (1 yr) that santa wasn't real while wearing a santa hat. We were having a great time buying gift for each other. A staff member in a angry voice told Ds2 off for saying santa wasn't real. She told him he was rude and what he had said wasn't very nice. He cried and hung of me for the next 45 mins.
My kids have always been told that santa isn't real and that he is a sysmbol of St nick.
So who was rude? D's or the staff member.
He wasn't singing at the top of his lung nor was singing for a long time. He sang it as we passed the staff member. He was singing to comfort his 1yr old brother who is scared of Santa.
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27-11-2013 19:35 #1
WDYT who was the rude one...
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27-11-2013 19:37 #2
The staff member. Ds is only 5 years old for goodness sake!
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27-11-2013 19:40 #3
Definitely the staff member..who does she think she is saying that to a 5 year old! She must still be upset from having her santa is real bubble burst
27-11-2013 19:40 #4
Ha! 100% the staff member. What right does she have to comment on a private conversation? It is absolutely none of her business.
Shame on her for embarrassing your DS.
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27-11-2013 19:41 #5
Both. I think the way she spoke is terrible! But I also think it's rude if your son is singing that loudly enough for others to hear in a public space. He could ruin Santa for others.
She was definitely out of line though. Hope she is real proud of herself making a child cry.
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27-11-2013 19:49 #6
The staff member for sure!
How ridiculous "telling off" a child for speaking the truth?
27-11-2013 19:49 #7
Both. I don't have a problem with what she said to him, but it sounds like her delivery was pretty awful. But I would be pretty annoyed at a kid singing that around my kid at Christmas time. And who knows, perhaps some kid had just told HER kid that Santa wasn't real so it's a sore point for her? Tbh I think you should have stopped your DS singing it as soon as he started, it's one thing to not 'do' Santa, but you don't need to spoil it for anyone else. Kinda like how we are atheists but I would never let DS sing about God not being real in public. It's just disrespectful of other people's beliefs. I'm not saying Santa is as important as a deity, but the dude is a big deal for a lot of kids.
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27-11-2013 19:50 #8
Definitely the staff member. How freaking rude! She had no right to speak to your son like that. Your poor DS :-(
27-11-2013 19:55 #9
I'd say she was rude because surely it'd be better to just say something quietly to you about it?
But him too, though not intentionally, obviously.
I love you anewme, but I think if I heard a kid singing that out in public, I'd be annoyed and wonder why you were letting him. I think it's one of those things you just shouldn't do at the risk of offending or upsetting strangers. I'd hate for DD's belief to be ruined because she just happened to walk past a singing child at the shops. What an awful way to find out.
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Her delivery was totally out but being honest if a child was singing loud enough for other people to hear that Santa wasn't real and my children were around if be saying something to the mother of the child
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