An 8-year-old British boy and his younger sister were left devastated after they found out that Santa Claus had added their names to his “naughty” list.
In an effort to encourage her son, Tyler, and 4-year-old daughter, Freya, to behave well before Christmas, mother Laura Cole of Epsom, Surrey, wrote a letter posing as Santa telling them that they landed on the naughty list, the Daily Mail reports.
This means the siblings will wake up on Christmas morning to discover that there are no presents under the tree for them — unless they can get their acts together.
Laura addressed the letter to two of her children, but not 1-year-old Logan.
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In the letter, Tyler and Freya learn that Santa is “extremely disappointed” by their behavior and they have 13 days to turn things around.
Laura filmed the children’s reaction as Tyler read the letter out loud, and they were visibly upset.
Here’s the letter in its entirety:
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Dear Tyler and Freya,
I have been watching you for the last few weeks and I am certain that you will both be on my naughty list. You have not been good children.
I can see you have been fighting with each other and not treating each other well. This has made me feel extremely disappointed.
I am also not impressed with the lack of listening you do Freya and the attitude you have at the moment Tyler.
You have 13 sleeps to change this. I will be watching you both very very closely in a hope I can change you to the nice list.
If you do not start behaving you will not receive the lovely presents I have for you both.
Remember only good children are on the nice list. I hope to see you on Christmas Eve.
"From the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep, they’re fighting with each other, arguing and annoying one another,” the mother-of-three, who lives with husband Dennis, told MailOnline.
Laura says the upset pair have been amazing since reading the letter.
"We have left the letter from Santa on the side so they can see it,” she said, according to the Daily Mirror. "If they start to argue, we point to it and say, 'Remember, he's always watching.'"
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