Do your kids write letters to Santa Claus? Isn’t it sweet? The letter that 13 year old Mekeeda Austin wrote to Santa was not, and takes the craziness that often comes with holiday gift-giving to a new level. In the letter, the young woman asks Santa Claus for some clothes and shoes, a Blackberry, and two big (and impossible) gifts: the real Justin Bieber, and Austin Mahone (a teen pop singer who is a lot like Justin Bieber). Santa must deliver at least two of the items from her wish-list, she tells him, “or you die.”
Now, if I were this girl’s mother I would haven taken this note, sat her down, and had a long talk about what is and is not appropriate. I’d also have told my 13 year old child that there is no Santa Claus and that everything she has comes from my hard work by this point in her life, but that seems to be another issue. I’d probably also discuss the concept of free will and remind her that Justin Bieber is not on this planet as her plaything. What did Mekeeda’s mother Tracey Austin do? After alerting the media, of course, she got to shoppin’!
“I know it sounds like she is spoilt but I like to get my daughter what she wants [sic] also you don’t want to get on the wrong side of her.”
Mekeeda is certain that her letter is going to work and December 25 can’t come quickly enough.
“Even though my mum found the note I still think I will get most of the things I want. I don’t see any problem with the letter, I want all of these things and I don’t see why I shouldn’t get them.”
I don’t have any children so I can’t say that I have some highly developed child-rearing philosophy or anything like that, but I do know that none of this would be going down in my family. Not with my money, not on my looseleaf paper, not with my child, and not while wearing that sad Santa hat.
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