Dec 2, 2016

A Couple of Hypocrites and Santa

So, most of my friends know that there is a moratorium on Santa at the Pourciau house.  We don't tell our kids about the jolly old elf, and we emphasize Christmas as Jesus's birthday, complete with cake and candles.  Watts once told me that one day we will go up to heaven and Jesus will blow out his own candles.  This year Stella told a kid at school that the reason Santa does not come to our house is that if even one kid in your family is bad, then Santa doesn't bring presents to anybody in the entire house.  She told them Watts was the bad kid in our family.  I am sure that poor child was very nervous about the behavior of her siblings after that conversation.  Unfortunately for us, the school does pictures with Santa for the kids.  Now, we tried just skipping it altogether when Stella was little, but she went ballistic at not being included, so now we just avoid the topic and send the proofs to Mawmaw, because she likes to have them.  So without further ado, here are my two little hypocrites with Saint Nicholas...
This year Watts heard so many stories about Santa at school that I am not entirely sure he didn't believe it, but after vacation started and he wouldn't be back to school to ruin it for anybody we made sure to give him a healthy dose of reality.  We're cruel like that...
...And for those of you thinking we are horrible people, Watts was totally unfazed by the news.

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