Honesty is painful. Even when it comes from children. Especially when it comes from children.
Kids have no filter. Even their kindest words can sting. I’ve been told I’m going bald, and getting fatter. It wasn’t meant as an insult. That, for some reason, made it much worse.
Santa, of course, probably already knows these things about himself. There’s not much a child could tell him that would rattle his chain.
Unless, perhaps, it’s ‘you don’t exist. And you’re a fraud.’
Or, as one young Santa skeptic put it, ‘your life is empty.’
It will doubtless rank as the greatest letter to Santa of all time.
The Conservative Tribune reports:
Most Americans who grew up in families that celebrated the Christmas holiday have, at some point in their lives, written a letter to Santa Claus.
The letter might express a childlike belief in the spirit of Christmas, with possibly a wholesome prayer for peace on earth and goodwill to men thrown in for good measure.
Or, as in one boy’s case, it might be a savage, nihilistic manifesto against all things Santa.
It’s difficult to describe just how perfect this particular letter is. Brilliantly articulated vitriol combined with grade school misspellings paint a poignant picture of unfortunate discovery.
Put another way, the kid doesn’t believe in Santa, and he’s pretty pissed off at Santa about it.
Santa Im only doing this for the class.
I know your notty list is emty. And your good list is emty.
and your life is emty.
It gets better.
You dont know the trouble Ive had in my life. Good bye
Im not telling you my name
My 6yo Santa skeptic was told to write a letter to Santa at school. So he did… pic.twitter.com/XUFGMnXDFT
— Sarah McCammon NPR (@sarahmccammon) December 3, 2017
Ouch. I’m already a fan of this kid.
Put aside the puzzling problem of why, if Santa doesn’t exist, this angry child still bitterly accuses him. He’s quickly established an online fan club.
And he’s not the only one who is angry at Santa.
Like my friends who decided not to 'do' Santa as they were church people and explained the story of St Nicholas. Taxi driver says, "What is Santa bringing you this year?"
"Nothing. Santa's dead."
— Carol Fry (@CVFry) December 4, 2017
LOLOL. Love your little skeptic.
Similarly, in 2nd grade, my daughter's response to a personal essay assignment was, “I do not like to share personal details.” 🤣🤣 She is my “spicy child.”
— Cleo’s Hat (@CleopatrasHat) December 3, 2017
It’s not every day that a child manages to earn a following for speaking the painful truth. He and his parents should be proud.
But maybe don’t let him counsel other kids.
Source: Conservative Tribune