Parents Weighing Up What Age To Tell Children That Bill Shorten Doesn’t Exist
Parents around Australia are wondering how long they should let their kids keep believing Australia has an Opposition Leader.
Perth mother Dianne Haynesly said she was unsure of the right age to
end the make-believe. “It’s hard to know when to break it to them. My
kids are in their teens and still just assume that he’s a real thing,”
Eleven year-old Noah White said his parents recently told him the
truth. “Until then I had just assumed he was real. But when you stop and
think about it, it’s true, you never actually see him, you just hear
about him from time to time”.
The Sydney primary school student admitted he had started to wonder
about the mysterious leadership figure. “We left out milk, cookies … a
disastrous budget. But he just left it there. It was a bit sus”.
Adelaide mother of four Sue Huntley said her kids all still think the
Opposition Leader exists. “It’s quite cute really. Although, that said,
they all stopped believing in Tony Abbott quite a while ago”.
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