He's Back! ~ Mountain Mama

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

He's Back!

My 5yo has been strangely charming. He's generous with unsolicited "I love you"s. He's doing all his chores and some of mine. On rare occasions, he's nice to his brother.

Which led me to realize...

The original Big Brother is back.

Parents everywhere who spend a big chunk of the year using every discipline in the book and inventing some that aren't now have their work made easy:

Santa is watching.

In the time it takes a two year old to climb on top of the refrigerator; in the time it takes a three year old to lock his parents out of the house so he can eat all the yogurt; in the time it takes a four year old pretending to be a cat to try using the kitty's potty (all of the above are true stories, though not all mine, and all happened in a ridiculously short amount of time); those three words practically guarantee good behavior.

Santa is watching. Let the holidays begin.

1 comment:

  1. Not working for me. Should I ask Santa to just leave coal in her stocking and hope for a better outcome next year? Or should I start the threats? Knowing your 5yo he probably came to the conclusion himself and behaved accordingly. Not so mine. Sigh.


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