On September 25th I snuck the envelope in our mailbox and had him grab the daily mail. Apparently nothing rocks a kid's world like a threat from the North Pole! A mom's got to get her laughs somewhere, so of course I videotaped his reaction. I gotta admit I enjoyed having a little fun at my son's expense. It wouldn't be fair to not share the twisted comedy with my MommyMorphosis readers! Check out the clips below.
Once inside he reads the letter amidst lots of baby sister distraction.
No worries, I'm already working on Nikke's letter for next year. But, as you can see she's a tough crowd - her notice may have to come straight from the big bellied benefactor.
This parental prank is all in good fun, but not a substitute for everyday boundary setting and discipline. Still, it's been very, very effective :-) Many of you have tried this with your own kids, please feel free share your stories in the comment section.