Missy is in a phase - dear Santa please let it be a phase. She is one snarky kid right now. Today she was very disrespectful to Mama EJ and Mama EJ doesn't not roll like that. Suffice to say she went to a time out. The first of several today. Later, she had to sit by herself on a chair at school after not listening to her teachers. She then was rude to my friend. The list goes on and on.
Then a friend pointed out I was not using Santa to my advantage. Say what??? I have not been holding the naughty list over my kids! How could I have forgotten that??
As a family we try and not make Santa too big of deal. We're more of a baby Jesus family but we also set out milk and cookies for the fat
mom guy in the red suit. I really hate the lying to kids about Santa. So I let other people lie to my kids ;) Teachers and grandparents do a great job of teaching all about Santa.
The Naughty and Nice List has never been a big fear factor as I have never used it to it's full potential. Where have I been??? It's like someone gave me a million bucks with no taxes!
I raise my glass of egg nog in a toast - To well behaved children or at least scared into submission kiddos till December 25th!