Mama Diaries

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Does Santa Have a Passport?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  We had a lovely time at my pad, although my son did not receive a time machine or a million dollars.  He didn't seem too disappointed, though.  After examining his presents under the tree, he asked a rather interesting question:  "Mama, why doesn't Santa need a passport?"

I thought about that for a minute.  "Well, Bubba.  A few hundred years ago, when Santa first started traversing the Earth, he contacted the government officials from every country.  He told them he had to deliver toys to every kid on the planet."

Bubba looked at me quizzically. "Are you sure about that, Mama?"

"Of course I'm sure.  And they made up a special contract granting him permission to fly his sleigh and reindeer through international airspace."

"Did Santa sign the contract?"

"Of course.  I bet the United Nations has it locked up somewhere in a vault."

"Mama, you're making that up!"

I grinned (as best I could with my fat lip).  "What makes you think that?"

"Because there wasn't a United Nations hundreds of years ago."

Oh.





Before I go, I want to share with you a couple of  presents Santa left:


 
A garden Yeti for my husband.  Apparently Santa thought he deserved this for harrassing me all year and making fun of Beethoven.



A Beethoven finger puppet for me.  Now why would Santa do that?  Unless I'm supposed to give my husband a Beethoven finger next time he teases me!

(All kidding aside, my husband is a good guy.  He made me homemade chicken soup when I was sick, and he told me I was still pretty, even with my fat lip.)




So, what do you think?  Does Santa have a passport?



    

19 comments:

  1. I think Santa was grandfathered in, so he doesn't need a passport.

    I like the Beethoven puppet.

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    1. I think the Beethoven puppet is awesome!

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  2. Smart kid! And great presents too. I hope your lip swelling is going down finally. How long will it be that way?

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    1. The swelling is going down. As my husband says, I don't look like a Mama Duck anymore. It will take 2-3 weeks to completely heal.

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  3. The Hurricane says that having a passport is all about going through customs and following the rules, and Santa is above all that. She also says that with such a big bag of toys that going through customs would be prohibitively expensive.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. She travels a great deal and knows of what she speaks. Oh, and thank you. Yes. She is smart. She takes after her mom. Who. Happens. To Be.
      Moi.

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  4. Sounds like a great xmas was had at your pad and nope he doesn't need one, his age is too big for the bracket so they just ignore it.

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  5. haha...your son sounds very smart!! And I love the Yeti lawn decoration!!

    How long did the Dr. say your lip would take to heal? Hope if goes away soon!!

    In the meantime, enjoy your Beethoven puppet and your holiday season. :)

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    1. I don't think I would've thought of that when I was 8 years old. He's brilliant!

      It will take 2-3 weeks for the lip to heal. It's getting better each day, though. I can actually smile again.

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  6. Sounds like you had a great Christmas!
    Why am I not surprised at Bubba's train of thought? It confirms what we already know - the kid is super-smart!
    Have a wonderful New Year Sherry!

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    1. He is a smart young man!

      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  7. A subject I have ever thought about, if he has he only needs it once a year.
    Loved your presents,
    Happy New Year to you and family and hope you're feeling better.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I am feeling better each day.

      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  8. Outsmarted by a little kid.... He didn't get a time machine? Well, I happen to have stolen Doc Brown's time machine, went to the future and snatched Santa's pimped up sleigh. I swear... Here's the evidence.

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  9. What a clever little guy! I'll have to think of ways to outsmart my boy too. Love that garden yeti!

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  10. Smart Bubba :) I think Santa has a special pass anywhere in the world. Or maybe he has an invisibility cloak when immigration officers come. (Oh maybe that's Harry Potter hehe). That Beethoven finger puppet looks cute! Sounds like you all had a happy Christmas. :)

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  11. Interesting looking garden yeti. Glad to see he got into the holiday spirit with his festive hat. The Beethoven finger puppet is cute. Your son definitely comes up with some interesting questions. Glad your Christmas was a great one. : )

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