Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I know it's only November 11th...

But I am going to milk this "Santa is watching" deal for as long as possible!
A few weeks ago, I had a brilliant idea! Ya know how all stores have security cameras, and those glass dome balls on ceilings? Well, in an act of desperation when the twins were really about to act up in Target...I told them those are actually camera's that leads to the North Pole, and Santa is watching to see if they are behaving. I know, shame on me, but to avoid public break downs, other Moms have done worse, I am sure. The best part? Not one in store tantrum since. Just little voices chiming "Look Mama, I am being a good girl/boy, 'cause Santa is watching" After Christmas I will go back to "because it is the right thing to do" but for now, I love it!

Also, yesterday, I started a new tradition. Each twin received a letter from Santa to be a good girl and boy. J's letter said the reindeer are getting excited, and Rudolph said "Hi". T's letter said that the elves are working hard making special toys for the good girls and boys. They are so excited, they cleaned their room, made their bed, AND cleaned their playroom. Without being asked! I am proud of myself, if I do say so!

10 comments:

Kappa Prep said...

Wow! That is such a smart idea!

pink green & southern said...

Great ideas, the whole lot of them! I will just have to copy you!!!

Holly said...

Thanks for the idea! I will be using the camera thing!

SPG said...

It's a great idea.
You have to start to think for another one for after Christmas.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

It really is a great idea! I had a letter when I was a kid!!

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Steph said...

I like that! Wish I had thought of it when mine were younger!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Haha, that's so cute!

Preppy Sue said...

Love the letters, very clever!

The Shabby Princess said...

Oh, my parents pulled the 'Santa is watching' thing the whole year. (i was slightly obsessed with Christmas as a child/still am). And it worked. Snapped me back into being good like it was nothin'.