Kids admit to being naughty and nice this year

No kid wants to admit to the “naughty” label — not this time of year.

Anyway, it’s such an up-or-down kind of question. Naughty or nice? What, no gray area?

We asked youngsters recently about their overall naughtiness or niceness, but then we had a few follow-up questions. Turns out few kids, even this time of year, will claim unerring niceness.

Among brothers and sisters, for instance, filching candy seems to be a common misbehavior. General sibling torment is up there. And then there’s the occasional outburst directed at a parent.

Here are excerpts from our conversations at Crown Center. For their honesty, participants got to reach into our red backpack and pull out a toy.

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