1. Matthew is getting quite the verbal wit. He’s into altering song lyrics for parody. He came up with this one after I yelled at him for something.
Have a holly, jolly daddy.
He’s the worst daddy of the year.
I don’t know if there’ll be snow
But he doesn’t have any cheer.
Have a holly, jolly Christmas
And in case you didn’t hear
Daddy is the worst daddy
of the year!
Here’s the actual song for your enjoyment.
2. Matthew is questioning whether Santa Claus is real. I’ve been telling him he’s real, but I’m not sure he believes me.
“Is Santa Claus just a character daddy?” When he uses the word “character” he means it like a super hero, like Batman.
“Yes, why do you think not?”
“Because he can’t fit down a chimney. He’s too fat.”
“That doesn’t mean he’s not real. He comes down by magic.”
I don’t think that satisfied. At what age do you break the news that Santa isn’t real?