How Grandmas Get Their Names Off the Naughty List

A recent Christmas conversation with the five-year-old at my house went something like this:


Kevin: “Dad, do we get to go to Gram-Gram and Papa’s for Christmas?”

Me: “Not this year. We were there last year.”

Kevin: “Can they come here?”

Me: “I don’t think so. It’s too far to drive.”

Kevin: “Maybe Santa could pick them up on his way here! They just need to wait on their roof for him!”

Me: “I don’t think so. Gram-gram’s afraid of heights. Plus she’s on the naughty list.”

Kevin: ” It’s okay. I’ll tell Santa to not go high. And Papa isn’t naughty, so he can get Papa and Gram-Gram can just hide in the sleigh.”

(Me smiling)

Kevin: “Okay, dad, write Santa a letter and tell him it’s from me.”


There you have it, Gram-Gram. The only way to get off the naughty list is to sneak onto the big red sleigh when your nice husband gets picked up to fulfill a 5-year-old’s Christmas wish…


…or you could just drive up.

Written by Bryun Lemon

Bryun believes in having fun. Whether it's a date with his sweetheart, a trip to the grocery store, a walk up the road or a post about one of his eight crazy kids, this crazy dad likes to have fun.

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