Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Santa's Naughty List

Hhhhhhhhhhh! That’s me, my friends, letting out a deep breath that my district is FINALLY, as of 11 a.m. today, off for Christmas break! All the other surrounding counties let out this past Friday. Booooo!!! Of course, I don’t need to complain too much. I know most folks are lucky to get even a day or two. So, I will just shut up and be grateful that I have a job which affords me the same schedule as my children.

Do you remember this? It’s a post I wrote on the mess John-Heath made while sneaking around the house looking for presents last year and how his name was added to Santa’s naughty list for doing such. Well, from that point on he would ask every day for me to check the list to see if he was on it. He seemed to believe that parents had access to this kind of information. Okay, truth be told, I lied to my son and told him that moms and dads know Santa’s secret phone number and how to look at his list twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

I had found the naughty list you see by doing a search of Google images. When I found the one I wanted, I simply saved it to my computer and edited it in Picasa to add an extra line of text (which was my son’s name). I was able to match up the font fairly well. I saved this new list and the original one which didn’t include his name. Then whenever he would ask to see the list I would bring up the one that best fit the situation - if you know what I mean. ;)

Well, it’s a year later and he’s been checking the lists again (I kept the same ones). I can tell my son is a year older because, not only is he taller, he is much more perceptive about certain things and is beginning to ask questions like why are those same kids on the list all the time and, asked with even more puzzling curiosity...Why is Ren’s name not on it?

I wonder if the above will have the same effect on my daughter as it does for my son?


Heather said...

Hee!hee! How cute! John Heath is getting pretty smart!

Farmchick said...