I always remember my Dad teasing us when we were little that we would get coal in our stocking if we were naughty thus rallying the age old parenting trick of bribing for good behavior. Turns out coal is pretty awesome as I cannot keep Evy and her partner in crime away from the worn rice bag full of coal that sits just outside our back door. I want to discipline her for this but I cannot stop myself from laughing as they are painting themselves and giggling. Oh well it could be much worse (trust me with some of the things the kids play with here…just yesterday a dead lizard for example). But the evidence is clear: coal in this girl’s stocking would be the perfect gift.