Monday, December 12, 2011

Repost: There's No Hole, Mamma!

The Girl Child has been on a roll lately with her comments and it reminded me of one of my original posts here at Single Mom in the South.

Here's a little bit of cheer from Christmases Past...

There's No Hole Mamma!

That is what The Girl Child, then 3, said to me our first Christmas spent Below the Mason Dixon Line! I walked out into the living room and there she knelt on the hearth, with her little bum up in the air, trying to stick her head in the fireplace.

“There’s no hole, Mamma! How will Santa get in???”

See, up north, fireplaces, even in new homes, are wood burning and have a CHIMNEY. Down South, the new homes all have gas-log fireplaces. Ours is even self-venting, so there truly is “no hole”. But REALLY??? 3-year-olds are not supposed to figure this stuff out!!!

I ordered a Santa Key off of EBAY PRONTO and we now tie it to the front door every year. Problem solved…but GEESH!! Some people’s children… ;)

Wishing y'all a very Merry Christmas and hoping you are making memories of your own today! *

That dang Santa Key is hanging on my front door as I repost this!

Edited to Add:  A Santa Key is a "magical" key that hangs on the front door.  Only Santa can use it to let himself in on Christmas Eve if you don't have a chimney.

*Originally posted on December 25, 2009.


12 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

What's a Santa Key?

Heather said...

I love her investigative techniques at 3. Maybe there is a future at Dateline or 60 minutes for her.

The Santa Key what a perfect idea!!

YuL hm said...

I am also wondering what's santa key? you have such a brilliant intelligent girl there :D

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Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

As someone who grew up without a fireplace, Santa's Key has always (as an adult) made me smile. My parents eluded to such a thing when I asked too.

Our fireplace (here in the North) had no hole either. Good thing we don't have small kids in the house...

blueviolet said...

She's a bright one! I don't think my kids ever questioned anything. Thank goodness, because I doubt they had such Santa keys!

tessica said...

haha! my girl's the same way but we explained Santa has his own special Santa Key that he carries with him EVERYWHERE!

Slamdunk said...

Very creative.

I am sure the Mrs. has answered this question before with our little crew, and I should figure out what she said, so I don't say something totally different.

Charlotte said...

LOL, oh she is a SMART cookie that one! I've never heard of a Santa Key but at least you thought of a good backup plan!

Shell said...

My boys haven't even looked up our chimneys- she's a smart cookie!

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

My kids reminded us of our santa key recently! NOW we have a real chimney...but they are also to old to play the game!! *sigh*

SassyModernMom said...

A Santa Key! I had no idea! Thanks for that explanation b/c my DD has been worried for years about the kiddos with no fireplaces. I can now put her mind to rest:)

Mrs4444 said...

I've never heard of that key. Wish I'd thought of it, though; it's brilliant.