Mum in tears as daughter’s caught grassing up ‘naughty’ older brother to Santa
It’s no secret that Santa likes to keep tabs on who is naughty or nice throughout the year, so he knows who deserves nice presents and who is getting a sack of coal.
One youngster, however, decided to give Father Christmas a little helping hand with his naughty list, by grassing on her own brother, who she claims is “naughty every day.”
Mum Kayleigh McKenzie was left in stitches when she caught her four-year-old daughter Georgia-Mai dishing the dirt on brother Finlay, seven, when they met Santa at the weekend.
She had just taken her phone out and begun recording the moment Santa asked the kids what they wanted for Christmas, but the 34-year-old was stunned when Georgia-Mai started telling the man in red that her brother had been a naughty boy.
Kayleigh, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, said: “We walked in and the kids went to see Santa. He asked them how they were and what they wanted for Christmas.
“I just clicked the video on so I missed Georgia saying that she wanted a Nintendo Switch and then Finlay goes, ‘yes I’ve already got one of those’, then she said ‘yes but Finlay’s naughty every day’.”
When Santa asked Finlay if his sister was telling the truth, the youngster was forced to defend himself in the hopes of still receiving the BMX bike he’d asked for.
Kayleigh added: “Santa said ‘I was just going to get to that part’ and turned to Finlay and said ‘I hear you’re naughty, when was the last time you were a good boy?’
“Finlay stuttered for a second and didn’t know what to say, bless him, and then said ‘no I was good yesterday.’
“I wasn’t expecting her to say anything like that, she’s never said anything like that at home so it took me by surprise completely – I burst out laughing as I was videoing it.
“Santa didn’t even get to ask if they’d been naughty or nice, she just grassed him up straight away. I think Santa was a bit struck [dumb] as well but he played it really well.”
The mum-of-two later took to Facebook to share the hilarious clip, and she was quickly inundated with likes and comments from amused parents who shared their own experiences of sibling rivalries.
Despite Georgia-Mai’s outburst seemingly coming out of nowhere, Kayleigh believes that her daughter was referring to Finlay’s ‘meltdowns’ as a result of his ADHD and autism.
Kayleigh said: “Finlay has ADHD and he’s autistic so he has a lot of meltdowns and screams and shouts. He ‘goes’ at the slightest little thing, it can be a noise or the wrong colour plate and she probably sees that as him being ‘naughty’ but he can’t help it.
“We literally have to write everything down on the calendar so Finlay knows what’s coming up that month, so they knew they were going to see Santa.
“So whether or not Georgia thought ‘well I’m going to see Santa I’m going to tell him Finlay’s been naughty’, I don’t know but it just came out.
“We’ve got a Santa cam on the Christmas tree so they think he’s watching them, so she probably thought ‘well Santa knows you’ve been naughty because he can see you on the camera’.”
The mum now plans to try and explain to her little one that her older brother has the disorders which affect his behaviour and communication, so that she doesn’t think he’s ‘just naughty’.
In online post, Kayleigh wrote: “I think I might now have to sit and explain to her that her big brother is not like most children and that he’s extra special and can’t help his behaviours because of his ADHD and that he’s also autistic so she doesn’t think he’s ‘just naughty’.”