There Goes The Neighborhood

I wish I could summarize the personality of my oldest son. He’s 6 years old with the spirit of an old man and the heart of a giant. He is by far the funnniest child I know and not just because he belongs to me, but because of the stuff he comes up with! Everyday it’s something new. He never ceases to amaze me. He’s the kind of kid that challenges all theories and doesnt take much of anything at face value. I wish some adults had as much sense as he does, but that would be too much of a Utopia huh?!

Anyway, this morning he wakes up and is watching his regular Saturday morning cartoons. Of course the part I dread the most comes up. He sees a commercial for some toy and says “Ma can I have that?” My reply is simple, heck it’s November, “I don’t know, maybe you should ask Santa Claus for it.”. He proceeds to say to me: “Ma, I know the truth about Santa Claus. (as he cuts his eyes at me) I know he’s not real.” *GASP!!!!!!!* W…….T…….H……. I act as though thats the most ridiculous thing i’ve ever heard in my life and he goes on: “I mean Ma seriously, would you let some white dude break into our house JUST to leave me presents?!? People go to jail like that!” So now I’m sitting here dumbfounded, and I can’t really refute his statements because honestly, they make alot of damn sense and he’s looking at me with the “I’m no fool, you’ve been bamboozling me” look on his face. In an attempt to keep a straight face and not fall out laughing I just remain silent for a moment then ask him who would tell him such a thing. Not surprisingly he assures me no one had to tell him anything, I mean this IS my child we’re talking about.

I decide to just drop the issue, not exactly sure if we’re even gonna revisit it because I’m so disappointed and he ends the conversation with this: “Oh but I DO believe in people though!” In Mauri speak that translates into, “I let you lie to me all these years, so lemme get that toy up out you!” Is it just me or is this a turning point as a parent?!?! I’m a lil disappointed as though I’M the one that still believes in Santa Claus and he just blew it for me! LOL I bet he can’t wait to share this new info with his little brother. I got my eye on him! What a GRINCH!!!!

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