What do you do when a student asks: Is Santa real? Blogger and teacher AprilMay shows New Teacher how to handle a little girl with an awkward question.
“Mrs. T—,” the girl asks. “Santa is real, isn’t he? ISN’T HE?!”
New Teacher twitches and stammers. She looks everywhere but at the girl. “Well, uh, you see, back in history, I mean…”
The girl sniffs. Her eyes tear up alarmingly. I take pity on them both and bend down to address the girl. “Of COURSE he’s real,” I tell her.
She smiles and skips off. New Teacher looks at me with a mixture of awe and horror.
“You just LIED to a student,” she whispers. I shrug. I learned to lie about Santa a LONG time ago.
Via School Me.