Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jordan the Grinch

Okay, my daughter has managed to spoil Christmas for everyone in her class.

I got a call from her kindergarten teacher this afternoon. Now, you have to realize that Jordan is a dream student. She LOVES learning. She is smart and highly engaged and absorbs everything like a sponge. She is an all-round delight (whenever her mom is not present)

So, it is very rare that her teacher would need to call out of the blue.

"I've been getting calls from parents," Mrs. S. began.

Apparently, Jordan has been telling the kids in her class that there is no such thing as Santa and that all their Christmas presents come from their parents.

(For anyone who hasn't figured it out, we're a Hanukkah household)

Excuse me, while I go check the real estate pages. I need to move to a new town where everyone doesn't hate me.

25 comments:

tiffany said...

ha!! i feel like that is something that happens on tv!! jordan is just wise beyond her years!! ps, i have always wondered why we raise kids on so many "un-truths". well, it's not YOUR fault! ha!

hytime said...

What? No such thing as Santa??? Is Jordan right?
Love,
Pa

hytime said...

The next thing she's gonna tell me is that there's no Tooth Fairy.
Love,
Pa

Tere Kirkland said...

Poor thing! You and your daughter, lol. It's a difficult position for her to be in, so I feel for her.

I think some parents get too up in arms about the innocence of their little children. They have to grow up eventually, and a little cynicism is probably good for them. ;)

I kid, I kid!

Happy Hanuka! Does it begin this Friday night?

Amy Tate said...

LOL! But she's smart and she thinks she's doing everyone a favor! Bless her heart. There is a wonderful book by Harold Myra called, Santa Are You For Real? We used to carry it in our bookstore. My son started to question the whole Santa thing too. But then he asked me, "Mommy if Santa isn't real, then is God pretend too?" I was like, Oh my! We need to talk, baby! This book tells the story of the real St. Nick and how we honor his memory by celebrating the tradition of giving. Perhaps if the teacher calls, you could suggest the book? Maybe it would help to extinguish the flames.

Merry Christmas!

Amy Tate said...

And Happy Hannukah too!!!!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

OMG! That is hilarious (even though I know it isn't). I laughed aloud at my computer and now I have kids staring at me.

That sounds like something my 7-year-old would do. My house is for sale if you want to live in Montana! ;-)

Natalie said...

That is too funny! There's always a kid who gives it away, but your daughter has a great excuse. Happy Hanukah!

Tamika: said...

Don't feel bad! My daughter learned that Santa was fake she wanted to be Mrs. Informant!

We decided with our youngest to introduce the truth from the beginning. She understands at the age of three that Jesus is the giver of every gift.

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh my goodness ... that is too funny. You poor thing! Loved your last paragraph! :-)

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, good! So you're not going to all boycott my book after this?

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I got in trouble for telling the other kids there was no Easter Bunny. They were very mad at me.
Bring on the book, we can't wait.

Hardygirl said...

Oh No! There's always that one kid . . .

Sorry. I feel for you as a fellow mom.

sf

Karen said...

Oh...dear. There's always the tooth fairy.

Shelli said...

oooohhhh sticky one! what did you say to her?

maybe "people who do not believe in hannakah might believe in santa claus?"

tell us what you said so we can learn :)

Tara McClendon said...

We went through a similar situation last year. All though we celebrate Christmas, the Santa gig was up for my skeptical little one. I threatened him with no presents if he blabbed to his classmates. For the most part, he kept his mouth shut, but I did get the stink-eye from several mothers at the holiday party.

Rebecca said...

Ha! That's too funny. My little guy tells his friends there is no Santa ALL the time. He thinks it is silly to believe in Santa. He's 8. Of course, that's probably because we don't really encourage the belief in Santa in our house. Never gotten any complaints from parents so far!

Rebecca said...

Not to be a stinker, but I always wondered WHY parents want their kids to believe in Santa so badly.

Lisa and Laura said...

OK. that's sort of hilarious. We're Catholic, but my kids went to an Orthodox Jewish preschool until they were 3. The women there are absolutely amazing and every year we get to hang Christmas ornaments from YABI with the Star of David or a Dreidel on them. Those are my favorite ornaments.

Anyways, I think it's good to for kids to be exposed to lots of different religions. Even when they're exposing Santa. I mean they were going to find out sooner or later, right?

Susan R. Mills said...

Yikes! Oh well, they are bound to find out the truth sooner or later right?

taralazar said...

Oh, too funny.

I have been worried about this for years, as we are a Jewish household, too. When I was a child, I celebrated Christmas and it was my Jewish neighbor who told me the Santa secret.

So now when my kids ask if Santa is real, I tell them he is.

MG Higgins said...

Ha! If I'd heard that kind of news in kindergarten I would have run home and asked Mom if Santa was real. She would have looked shocked and said, "Of course he's real!" and that would have been that. I so don't blame your daughter. :)

Beth Coulton said...

Oooh too funny! Kudos, Jordan, for telling it like it is. We celebrate Christmas, but we do it because of Christ's birth, not because of Santa. Funny thing is- we NEVER told our kids presents were from Santa when they were little. I felt so guilty doing that! We still put out some cookies and milk, but it didn't take too long for my kids to figure out on their own no being could fit down our chimney. Funny thing is, now that they are 15, 19 and 22, we put "from Santa" on every package under the tree....lol.....

ElanaJ said...

Oh noes! But that is too funny!!

Melissa said...

Oh . . . that's funny! But it's not. (but it kinda is)