Brooks got his car moved at school today from the green light to the yellow light because he was talking during nap. I was a little peeved with him and began discussing it with him. The abbreviated version of what happened was, "Well (insert child's name here) was talking...." I stopped him right there and explained to him that when you get in trouble for talking, it is no ones fault but your own. As Julie would say, "You made a bad choice." (I heard her use that earlier in the week and knew I would have to use it too.)
It went on...It doesn't matter what other kids are doing. No one made you open your mouth and let words or sounds come flying out. This then led into discussing that Santa would be coming soon. I asked him if Santa brought presents to naughty or nice children. He said he knew that Santa brought coal to naughty children.
B: "What is coal? I know what coal is for train engines but what is coal that Santa brings?"
Me: "It is the same thing."
B: "What is it used for?"
Me: "It is used to make fire."
So apparently my child will be happy with a lump of coal for Christmas.