HOME SWEET HOME — If your child is into Santa, it's likely that you've tried to correct some discipline problems with threats of Santa's naughty list.
You may get mixed results, including immediate corrected behavior, tears of sadness, and some bargaining or mild argumentation. What you probably don't expect is a total battle of will that one small boy displays in this featured video.
The boy shows no sadness or fear as he argues with his dad about being on the naughty list. Instead, the lad keeps a scary sort of rational, angry calm.
Yes, "rational, angry calm" sounds like an oxymoron, but this kid has some special and innate debate-team skills that make an oxymoron possible.
You'll really have to watch the video to see exactly what this means. His reaction and persistence will surprise you and make you laugh. Right out of the gate, our little naughty-list denier comes at his dad with "I will swear, trust me," as a threat against insisting he's on the bad list.
As he continues, everything escalates and gets funnier, ending in about the most hilarious threat of violence I've personally ever heard from a child.
In the end, arguing that you're not on the naughty list with this kind of behavior is exactly the kind of thing that will keep you on the naughty list. But that point is certainly lost on this passionate child.
I, for one, want to know what this boy is going to do with all the coal he gets in his stocking this year. But I also know that one day when he is on his debate team and crushing it, past memories of coal will be a non-issue.