On the Tenth Day of Christmas, My Little Girl Gave to Me..The Importance of Santa’s Naughty and Nice List.
“I’m going to be nice not naughty, Mommy! I want you, Daddy and Santa to be proud of me!” my daughter said . Since mid October, I’ve heard parents tell their children when they ask for toys, “If you’re good, maybe Santa will bring it on Christmas.” Some even threaten to give Santa a call if the child is misbehaving or refusing to listen (So far, I haven’t had to resort to this…fingers crossed). Now that Christmas is just days away, children who look forward to receiving gifts from Santa know that being on the naughty list means no gifts or coal for them, so most are on their best behavior.
What’s interesting with my three year old this year is that she has consistently stated, “I don’t want any gifts from Santa! I just want to have fun with Kenzie (her cousin) and Nana!” Even still, for the most part she’s been on her best behavior and is excited about giving out presents. She informed me, “As long as you stay off the naughty list Mommy, you may have the gifts Santa’s going to bring me.”
Of course, I would be absolutely surprised if Quinn followed through with that statement and let me keep the gifts she received, but it pleases me so much that at a young age she is genuinely a sweet girl who thinks about others. I am very proud of her and am even more eager for Santa to bring her some gifts for being so nice.
All the best,