I want to apologize in advance for the offensive nature of this post.  Reader discretion (for some of you) is advised.The other day, while listening to 'Baby It's Cold Outside' and eating raw chocolate chip cookie dough at the office, I decided it was time to head home for the day.  It had been a long week  and I was mentally drained - working a little extra - so I could 'bring home the bacon'!

When I got home, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was on TV, so I watched it with my 3.5 year-old son.  Brody loved the movie, and so did I.  We didn't overthink it, we just got caught up in the cuteness and magic of it.  Should the other reindeer perhaps have been a little friendlier to their red-nosed contemporary and allowed him to play their reindeer games?  No.  Because it's stop motion animation and it's not real.  Reindeers don't talk, there are no such thing as the reindeer games and the last time I checked, I've never seen an animal that has a light bulb for a sniffer.

Before bed, Brody asked me if he could have a little snack.  I really didn't want to load up his belly right before sleepy-time, so I figured an apple or something would be great.  But he wanted a lollipop and his mind was set on it.  Luckily, I stumbled across a candy cane and thought that would be sufficient.  It was a tasty peppermint stick shaped like a 'J' that didn't conjure up any religious undertones. Not once did my little guy mention Jesus, Joseph, Jehovah, Jay Z, or the Jabba The Hut. Je just ate it, weird huh?

But I know what you're thinking: 'Brian, you shouldn't give your kid sugar right before bed!' Say what you want, but believe or not he fell right asleep and his tummy was full. Guess I was able to 'kill two birds with one stone'.

Take that PETA!




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