Texting with Santa

Want to know my trick for encouraging my kids to behave this time of year? I put myself in my own contact list on my phone and labeled it “Santa Claus.” I send myself text messages and reply to myself and then delete accordingly to make it look like a conversation, then show the girls so they can read it all. So far it’s working like a charm ;)

Or maybe sharing this just makes me look like a total freak, since technically I’m texting and replying to MYSELF, LOL :)

Texting with Santa

7 Responses to Texting with Santa

  1. Colleen H. says:

    Genius! I’m stealing and pinning lol

  2. Ha! This is an awesome idea! I’m so doing this right NOW :)

  3. Tanya says:

    I’ve been doing this for the last 3 years. So far so good.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’ve tried this….however at the top of txt messaging screen it says me and lists my phone number….how do I get around this?

    • Allison says:

      I wish I knew :( It seems like maybe the newer iPhones (and possibly other phones) handle things differently than mine does. I have an old iPhone 3GS :) LOL

  5. Krystle says:

    I found your interesting way to help kids. I tried it on my iphone 4. I put myself as a contact but labeled it Santa. Hope that might help someone else. It works fine for me. Can’t wait to try this out. :) Great idea

  6. katrina says:

    Bummer this is not working on my DROID bionic, it just comes through as me even though I created a Santa contact :( brilliant idea though!

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