Coffee: The Only Reason My Kids Might See Christmas

They’re cute and they know it.  They try to use it to their advantage.  Sometimes it gives them the upper hand, but not today.  Today, I’m debating if Santa will actually come to our house or not.
Sure, I haven’t been able to park in the garage for 3 weeks because that’s where their gifts are hidden and I’m terrified of being found out, but at this point I can live without the use of the garage.
I’m pretty sure my children have been possessed by some sort of demonic spirit.  The boy is 2-1/2, so I guess that can be his excuse, but the girl?  She’s 5.  Shouldn’t we be past some of the ‘Terrible 2′ junk?  She acts just like her brother.  And, they feed off each other.  It’s like a hurricane brewing over the warm Caribbean.  Separate the two and things calm down.  Would anyone like to take in a child?  They’re really very sweet.  I promise.
We’ve gone down the road of the ‘naughty’ and ‘nice’ lists, and Addison is very clear that she’s on the ‘naughty’ list.  She wasn’t very surprised when Elfie didn’t come back from the North Pole last night.  I even made her one of those PNP videos with Santa telling her she wasn’t on the ‘nice’ list.
So, where does that leave me?  Does Santa bring presents to children who misbehave too?  Or do I let them wake up to nothing on Christmas morning?  Has anyone ever gone through with the ‘naughty’ list?
For now, I will blame my thoughts of withholding Christmas on what is surely a lack of caffeine.  Perhaps another cup or 5 and I might change my mind.
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4 Responses to Coffee: The Only Reason My Kids Might See Christmas

  1. ashrehorn says:

    My kids are acting exactly the same way. One 5 and one 2. I hate to admit I’m using tv to save their lives.

  2. Lisa @ MMT says:

    Oh no! Silly little kids, I sure hope they straighten up before Christmas. My son is about to be 3 so I know what you mean by terrible 2 (and I hear the 3′s are worst). Good luck and drink up :)

  3. Jodi says:

    I am at the same point! Want to trade? I’ll give you my 4 year old son and I’ll take your 5 year old daughter. She’d get along with my 3 year old daughter well I am sure. As long as she likes to “be a princess” 99% of the time. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to even put anything under the tree because we have no money, but their head start and salvation army has made it so I have something to give them, not that they deserve any of it.

  4. I cannot believe your Elf hasn’t been able to keep them in line! If he can’t do it, I don’t know who can…

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