As I'm sure many parents have done during the Christmas season, I am guilty of throwing out the "Santa" card. Many times during November and December I catch myself reminding my children that Santa knows if they are being naughty or in extreme cases, threatening to call Santa myself to inform him of less than stellar behavior.
My children adjust their behavior accordingly, which is nice. I thought we all had an understanding about how the "Santa" thing worked until I said to Jack, "Do you know what Santa brings to boys who are naughty for Christmas?"
He paused for a moment and replied, "Clothes?"