Shopping Mall Santas Scaling Back Kids’ Expectations, Profiling Parents: MyFoxCHICAGO.com
News flash: There is no Santa. A Chicago television news anchor said as much at 9:44 p.m., and she’s right. But apparently parents allow their children to watch the news at night and those children were shocked to learn there is no such thing as Santa Claus. I can’t imagine letting Simone and Nadia stay up that late *and* watch the news. But if they had, I certainly wouldn’t be upset with the station or the anchor. The news is about telling the truth. The truth is there is no Santa Claus. If a news anchor can’t keep it real, who can?
The anchor later apologized for her “mistake.”
Is Santa Real? FOX Chicago News Anchor Robin Robinson Apologizes For Saying He’s Not: MyFoxCHICAGO.com
In the two years I’ve been writing this blog, there has only been one time when I posted a blog and then deleted it. It was about Santa Claus, how he doesn’t exist and why I don’t understand why adults continue to perpetuate this myth. I was trying to be funny and the blog wasn’t funny.
I told Simone and Nadia that Mommy and Daddy are Santa Claus, yet they still believe. Why? Because so many adults mislead them, and children want to believe. Simone recently told me she wanted to talk to Santa so that he could buy the expensive gifts. Just the other day, she wanted to know where her list is so that she can put it in a mailbox at the mall.
Earlier this week, Nadia said: “Daddy, guess what! Santa Claus is really real! My teacher has Santa Claus’ cell number so that she can call Santa and tell him when girls and boys are being bad.”
I’ll keep saying what I am saying. Eventually, it will stick. I am so sorry to hear that a news anchor had to apologize for telling the truth.