I noticed my niece was looking a little down. Seems she didn’t get everything she wanted from Santa last year. So, feeling for the the greedy little gremlin, I agreed to help her out and create a very special letter to Santa.
As a bonus, she took her letter to show and tell and is now seen as a leader among her peers. At first, she was a little concerned about how much her friends seemed to fear her, but I gave her a copy of Machiavelli’s The Prince and circled the bit in the Cliffs Notes about how it is better to be feared than loved.
She’s a kid, so her natural instincts are to be evil. Turns out she’s a natural. She’s starting to demand gifts from the kids a whole grade above her. I’m going to get her the Art of War for Christmas.
Want to help your children rule over their peers? All you need is:
- Clown nose
- Old earring box