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Like mother, like son


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When Jody was a kid, she was terrified Santa wouldn't come because Santa only comes when you're asleep and she was always so wound up she couldn't get to sleep. Now her son worries what will happen if he has to get up in the middle of the night for a tissue:

... I told him it's okay for him to get a tissue, Santa knows that sometimes people wake up and roll over. And that Santa is in and out in an instant, so chances are, he wouldn't be there anyway. I mean, what else do you say without blowing the whole thing. I just wish someone had told me that when I was little, but who's to say whether or not it would have made a difference.

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gary says (on December 24, 2004 08:38 AM):

There's a simpler solution: Honesty. She should stop using fairy tales as a way to bribe the kid into being good.

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