We all have that person in our lives. There's absolutely no Christmas music allowed before December. Even in December, it's pushing it. They don't like egg nog (but really, does anyone like egg nog that much?) and they don't like red and green, because it's tacky.
Yeah, some people out there are just Christmas haters. Maybe it's you.
This little boy, however, took things to a whole new level. He called out the king of Christmas himself in his letter that he had to write for class.
This is Sarah McCammon, a reporter for NPR, and the mom of the six-year-old child in question. She's a "lifelong Midwesterner-turned Southerner," and she's "[f]luent in dog whistle." Her Twitter account is verified, and she's very active on the site. She's also raising a little boy who doesn't take any nonsense, and who is probably our new hero.
Sarah tweeted out this photograph of her son's project for school in early December. Since then it's earned over 120,000 likes and 40,000 retweets. And why? Because her child is hilarious, and completely not on board with this whole Santa thing. And, after all, Santa is scary when you think about it. We mean, he sees you when you're sleeping, and he knows when you're awake. Geez.
In case you couldn't read the handwriting, here's a transcript of the lovely Christmas note penned by her child, who undoubtedly thinks that Santa's life is empty. He's also learning young not to give out his name and information to anyone that he doesn't know, which is obviously the mark of an intelligent young man.
Some people were worried about the troubles that the little boy had mentioned, but McCammon reassured her followers that he meant nothing by it - except for the harrowing struggles he's had to endure from him little brother. Anyone who has a little brother can relate, obviously. But he didn't even let Santa in on that piece of information, because Santa isn't worth his time.
When you get 100 likes on your Facebook status, you might feel like your social media is blowing up. So you can probably imagine that McMammon's phone was just a little bit hectic after her tweet blew up. She also took the time to reassure everyone that her little boy loves the holidays, but is just a skeptical person. He's learned how to go about life very early on in age.
Most people on social media loved the post. This mom says that her Santa skeptic grew up to be one of the smartest and strongest people that she knows. Hmm, is there perhaps a correlation between people who don't believe in Santa, and intelligence? In this case, Santa is completely a hoax. Excuse us while we remove our cookies and milk from the fireplace.
Unfortunately, it's probably too late for you to use this excuse when you're asked to write a personal essay. If you're reading this and you're still in school, well, then, you're welcome. We've just given you a way out of any assignment you've ever had to do, and obviously it will work.
It's our new favorite read, too. It's true that sometimes people need encouragement, and it's often especially needed around the holidays. But sometimes, we need to let people hear the cold hard truth. And apparently Santa just really needed to know that his life is empty. Ouch.
Kids just say the darnedest things, don't they? Santa, if you're out there right now crying into your spiked egg nog, try not to let it get to you. You win some, you lose some. But if that nice and naughty list have really been a lie this entire time, we demand to know.