I am firm believer that if you say you’re going to do something, you do it.
With that being said, this mom truly stuck her guns when it came to Christmas… This Mom Actually Gave Her Kids Coal for Christmas For Being Bad All Year and I am torn on how to feel about it.
It’s no secret that as soon as Halloween concludes, as parents we all start to tell our kids that Santa is watching and they better be good or they’ll get coal for Christmas.
I am guilty of saying it too and it has never gotten to the point where I’ve actually had to do that to my kids. Sure, my kids aren’t always angels but for the most part, they are great kids.
It seems this mom felt otherwise about her daughter because she actually gave her kid a jar of coal from Christmas along with a letter from Santa.
The letter said:
“As I write you this letter I am saddened to not be able to drop off all the wonderful gifts you wrote to me about and asked for. I hope to deliver everything that every child wants, but this time of the year most people forget that it is something you must work for. While I love you and want to gibe you everything you asked for I cannot, because you had a bad year. You did not listen to your mother or grandparents. You have not done your best in school, and you need to improve in all of these things. You need to be the good girl I know you can be. I hope that this time next year I can bring you everything that you ask for. As for this Christmas I must give you coal. Please be good and listen to your mother.
Love Santa Claus”
The letter was posted publicly on Reddit and while some parents were supportive of the move, other’s were saying it was awful for that mom to do it and felt bad for the little girl.
While I don’t know what I’d do if I really ever had to get to the point where I am giving my kids coal, I do know one thing, that kid must have been really naughty for this mom to follow through with it.
What do you think? Was this mom in the right or did she go too far?