My 6yo Santa skeptic was told to write a letter to Santa at school. So he did... pic.twitter.com/XUFGMnXDFT— Sarah McCammon NPR (@sarahmccammon) December 3, 2017
Christmas is supposed to be a magical time for most young children who believe in Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but one witty 6-year-old is just not feeling the spirit.
NPR reporter Sarah McCammon’s son is going viral for the no-holds-barred letter he wrote to Santa for a school assignment.
McCammon shared a picture of her child’s brutally honest letter along with a translation of his less-than-legible handwriting.
“My 6yo Santa skeptic was told to write a letter to Santa at school. So he did...” she captioned the post.
The cynical note decorated with wreaths and skulls reads:
I’m only doing this for the class. I know your notty list is emty. And your good list is emty. and your life is emty. You dont know the trouble Ive had in my life. Good bye.
Im not telling you my name”
McCammon quickly clarified what “troubles” her son has endured in his six years of life, which turns out to be a reference to his older brother beating him at video games.
PS - the "troubles" in his life? His brother. Don't call child services. ??— Sarah McCammon NPR (@sarahmccammon) December 3, 2017
According to HuffPost, she also noted that her son’s attitude toward Santa is reflective of the fact that he knows he’s just a fictional character. She said that her children are told that Christmas gifts come from real people and Santa is just a “fun story.”
“We’ve encouraged them to keep the truth about Santa to themselves at school,” she added.
Parents on Twitter related to McCammon, offering hilarious examples of their own children doubting and loathing good old Saint Nick.
LOLOL. Love your little skeptic.— Cleo’s Hat (@CleopatrasHat) December 3, 2017
Similarly, in 2nd grade, my daughter's response to a personal essay assignment was, “I do not like to share personal details.” 🤣🤣 She is my “spicy child.”
My son was 3 when he told other children in his nursery class that Santa was invented by Coca Cola. He also said if he had to believe in a god it would be the Greek gods because they are more interesting. Sorry...— Su Butcher (@SuButcher) December 4, 2017
I have four kids, the youngest of whom is 15, which makes me a bit of an expert in the scorn department. And all I can say is well done! He's only six, and I feel it dripping off the page! Love the smiley face in the corner for added impact, btw.— Maggie League Dugan (@03maggield) December 4, 2017
I love it! When my son was four, he tried to console the kid crying on Santa’s lap by saying: “it’s Ok, he’s not real!” Which is what we told him during the scary parts of movies. We got funny looks from the other parents in line to see Santa.— amylsellers (@amylsellers66) December 4, 2017
My child. Literally. Only one year of Santa before she freaked at the idea someone had been in the house. Told her at age one and a half it had just been mommy and daddy. She didn't believe it. Hated Santa ever since. I ruined her. 😬— claire's actual mom 🕎 (@louise__lep) December 5, 2017
So much for "holiday cheer."
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