Surfin’ Santa? A conversation with 6-yr-old Gabby

Me: So, when it’s Summer here, places like New Zealand and Australia have Winter.
Gabby: Really?
Me: Yep, and as we’re getting ready to have fall, they’re getting ready to have Spring.
Gabby: So when we have Winter, they have Summer?
Me: Yep, you’ve got it.
Gabby: So they have no snow for CHristmas?
Me: Nope, it’s too hot.
Gabby: What do they do for Christmas if they have no snow?
Me: I’m not sure really, but as it’s summer, maybe those that live near the ocean can go to the beach.
Gabby: To the beach? On Christmas?
Me: Why not, don’t you think that might be kind of fun?
Gabby: But if they have no snow, how does Santa move his sleigh?
Me: Doesn’t his sleigh fly?
Gabby: If it’s hot outside, wouldn’t Santa be hot just flying around?
Me: Well, um, …
Gabby: And he can’t wear shorts because Santa doesn’t ever wear shorts.
Me: Well, .. I’m not sure then.
Gabby: Those people who live near the ocean are very lucky.
Me: Why are they lucky?
Gabby: Because Santa can get to them.
Me: How?
Gabby: With a surf board silly.
Me: A surf board?
Gabby: Of course, how else?

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