Justin Bieber isn't like most teens, and he wasn't like most other kids growing up either. That's because his mother spilled the beans on Santa Claus early on. And she invented unusual gift giving games for Justin to play with family and friends.
That way, he'd learn how not to be disappointed when he got older and didn't get everything he wanted and found out that some things adults tell kids is just not true. Except when it comes to God.
"This was her logic: She thought if I grew up knowing about Santa then finding out he wasn't real, that it would be like she was lying to me. And then when she told me about God, I maybe wouldn't believe her."
But that's not all. Mrs. Biebs made up a wacky game for gift giving time which involved wrapping gifts for boys and girls which are decidedly un-gender neutral.
Says Justin Bieber, "We played a game on Christmas Day where everyone brought a girl gift and a boy gift. One time I really wanted a Game Boy but I ended up with pots and pans, which was disappointing. I think I gave them to my mom."
Maybe this explains why Justin Bieber has his eyes wide open? For someone who has been handed the keys to the kingdom, it's refreshing to see that he started early.
Thanks to mom, of course!