When Sarah McCammon's son sat down to write his letter to Santa, she was expecting a usual letter from her six year old. She thought that he would ask for toys, hopefully thank him for last years presents.
The boy, however, had other plans:
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) 3 December 2017
In his hilariously brutal letter, he completely tears Santa apart, and decorates the margins with Christmas wreaths and skulls. The letter (with spelling corrections) reads:
Santa I am only doing this for the class. I know your naughty list is empty and I know your good list is empty. And your life is empty.
You don't know the trouble I've had in my life. Good bye.
I'm not telling you my name."
We can't even- what a cheeky little guy!
Before you get worried about the "trouble" he has in his life, his mother insists that it's nothing more than his brother.
PS - the "troubles" in his life? His brother. Don't call child services.— Sarah McCammon NPR (@sarahmccammon) 3 December 2017
Other parents have replied with their own hilarious stories of children's brutal honesty:
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?"— Carol Fry (@CVFry) 4 December 2017
"Nothing. Santa's dead."
Here’s a behavior response from one of your middle schoolers to his behavior reflection.... pic.twitter.com/DT67YvZjee— Becca Foster (@beccafoster20) 4 December 2017
I love it! When my son was four, he tried to console the kid crying on Santa’s lap by saying: “it’s Ok, he’s not real!” Which is what we told him during the scary parts of movies. We got funny looks from the other parents in line to see Santa.— amylsellers (@amylsellers66) 4 December 2017
My son was 3 when he told other children in his nursery class that Santa was invented by Coca Cola. He also said if he had to believe in a god it would be the Greek gods because they are more interesting. Sorry...— Su Butcher (@SuButcher) 4 December 2017
Kids really do say the damndest things, especially when they're not supposed to!