Slightly Unclear On The Concept

Julian and Pablo (his penguin) would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Julian is very excited about Santa Claus and the reindeer. He knows that Santa comes down chimneys and fills stockings. He knows that Santa sees you when you are sleeping and knows when you're awake. However, Julian does not seem to understand the nature of Santa's list. He shouts "naughty or nice" when singing about Santa and I can just tell that, in Julian's mind, just making it onto one of Santa's lists is the big accomplishment, that, for Santa, naughty and nice are really not that different. While this may be a good thing to realize early on in life so that he doesn't spend his formative years wondering why really good things happen to really bad people, right now it is not such a good thing for us, his parents, as it means he is taking great joy in being naughty. For the past few weeks he has called Fred at work (or rather, he has demanded that I call Fred for him) and then shouted through the phone, "I'm naughty Daddy" with total glee. You can just tell that he thinks every time he pulls the cat's tail or purposely tips a glass of water on the floor, Santa is making a note somewhere and smiling.


Anonymous said…
God, he is so cute! I miss my naughty little boys.

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