Wanstead parents: Time to get stories straight

The next couple of weekends will see assorted Christmas fairs and sales in Wanstead schools and churches (see inchoate list below). In an act of some one-upmanship, the Wanstead Church School fair on Saturday is to have some real reindeer. Wansteadium wonders if it might be wise for parents of impressionable children to agree on a line to take against toddlers’ inquiries for a range of questions, since curious (and devious) youngsters will no doubt seek verification from their peers and consistency may bolster parental solidarity. Obvious contenders for agreeing a line on include:

  • Are those really Santa’s reindeers?
  • Can they really fly?
  • Which one exactly is Rudolf, and why isn’t his nose red?
  • Are they the same ones they had at Westfield?

Answers welcome below. And please send details of any other fairs etc to events@wansteadium.com. And remember, you can always add details of any event in Wanstead to the Wansteadium Calendar.

Wanstead Church School Christmas Bazaar
Saturday 24 November 11.00AM – 2.30PM
New attractions for 2012: Meet the reindeers and Christmas owl. Visit Santa in the winter wonderland grotto. Christmas choir performing
Visit our famous cake stall/mulled wine/crafts/chestnut and marshmallow BBQ/games/treasure hunt/face-painting/amazing sample sale/nearly news toys and books/Chocolate and booze tombola/Grand Draw Entrance from the High street £1 Adults Children free

Wanstead High School PTA Book Sale
Wanstead Library Saturday 24 November 2.00pm – 4.30pm. Books on sale at bargain prices.