Monday, December 21, 2009

The Naughty List

little kid is a little nervous about Christmas. Santa's naughty or nice list has him concerned. He is smart enough to realize that he belongs on the naughty list. The naughty has FAR outweighed the nice this year and this is common knowledge.

The other day we were watching Polar Express and it was the scene where the elf is reviewing the footage of a little boy saying something like "I didn't do it!" on a row of televisions.

"Uh, what's he doin'?" little kid asked, looking nervous.

"Checking to see if kids are being naughty or nice. I bet he thinks that boy is telling a fib, so he's investigating to see if he needs to be put on the naughty list." I answered.

little kid instantly turned 2 shades paler and started studying his knee. "Oh. Din't know it was wike 'at," he said, chewing on his lip.

Yeah...I'm evil. Don't worry, it doesn't seem to have affected his behavior any. I felt bad, but only for a second.

Big Kid has him convinced that Santa brings you socks and undies if you are naughty and every once in a while, he'll say something like, "It's nice to get new socks and undies. Wight? 'at's still nice." But he says it sadly. Then other times he'll say, "I'm a good boy, wight? I snuggle you, I help you some."

I assure him that Santa knows that almost all 3 year olds are a little bit naughty. I remind him that he has a good heart and just needs to work on making better choices. I tell him if he's a good boy up until Christmas, he's a shoe-in for some toys.

"Yeah, I gotta good heart. I do. And I is still a baby."

And he will get toys...but he also might get one box full of socks and undies as a warning.


Anonymous said...

Hey Ashley- I don't know if you've seen this website yet, but my nephew was worried about being on the naughty list and this helped :)

Enjoy & Happy Holidays!

Allison said...

Great idea.

It seems to me that coal is a lot harder to find than socks and underwear anyway.

I hope he makes Santa's Nice list next year.

Anonymous said...

Lol, that's so cute. :)

Theresa said...

My kids are totally getting socks and undies (and some good stuff too) for Christmas. My 5 year old said, "Yeah, mom, I really need some new underwear and socks, so it's okay if Santa brings that for me." Now the threat is moot.

Desiree said...

Haha! You totally need to do the box of undies and socks. I'm sure it won't help any but his expression would be priceless.

Angela Tolsma said...

too funny!!

Unknown said...

That is so adorable.