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Santa Threats


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I was singing "Santa Clause Is Coming To Town" to my four year old grandson the other day. I thought he would think it was fun, but he got very quiet. He had this look on his face.
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Well, think about it. The song is a little threatening. Santa knows when you are sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been good or bad! Kind of creepy, isn't it? Why do we sing these songs to our children? Do we really need Santa threats to get them to behave? No, I never threatened my son with Santa and I wouldn't do that with my grandson. So I was thinking about singing "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer," but then he might worry that Santa will get lost in the fog!
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"Frosty The Snowman" is a safe bet. At least he promises to be back again some day.
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Maybe I should use the Santa threats on myself. When those dark thoughts of consuming more calories than I've planned for the day start to linger or I decide I don't need to walk that cul-de-sac with the hill and the big scary dog, I'll just say to myself: NO SANTA FOR YOU!
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BEBOP4ME 12/16/2012 10:12AM

    I sang the song to my 2 girls, mainly for the older ones benefit. After she went to school, my 4 year old came over to me in tears and confessed all her bad things ( which werent that bad) but i guess the song scared her, but not her older sister. I felt so bad, because it wasnt even directed to her! emoticon

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KAREN608 12/4/2012 6:48AM

    When I was growing up in a huge city, a santa was in every store so I soon figured out at a young age he was a make believe thing. Plus my father was laid off often in those years so no money for presents. Of course we went to church so Christmas meant more to us than getting presents.

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EABL81 12/2/2012 11:41PM

    OMG, stalker Santa! Never thought of it that way - lol!

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DESERTJULZ 11/29/2012 2:42PM

    Santa is Omnipresent, Omnipotent, and Omniscient. That is SCARY!

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SENATOR9 11/29/2012 10:17AM

    emoticon sound like a plan

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MAGA99 11/28/2012 10:39PM

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