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I should have known better than to think it was okay to let Simon in on the Santa secret

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Santa is finding his work harder than ever this year

Santa is finding his work harder than ever this year

Santa is finding his work harder than ever this year

I was slightly concerned this week when I heard two seven-year-olds discussing whether or not Santa existed. I thought they were slightly too young for that discussion. It was a bit like the night Fr Dougal asked Ted if he believed in heaven and hell. It’s a relevant debate but you don’t expect it between two priests in the parochial house bedroom.

I intervened to change the subject and then a ringing sound filled my ears. It wasn’t my phone nor the peal of church bells or indeed whatever dangles from Rudolph’s sleigh. It was a memory from 1970 when we lived by different rules and adults could dish out discipline whenever they saw fit.


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