While most kids would have questions about Santa like, “How does he get to all the houses in one night,” Noah had some different, unexpected concerns after I explained things to him last night.

“When Santa comes down the chimney, we have to open [the flue].”

“No, he can open it himself.”

“But then after he goes back up the chimney, how does he close it?”

“How does he get up the chimney?”

“He uses magic.”

“Does he use a magic wand?”

“No, he just puts his finger next to his nose and up he goes.”

“But what are the magic words?”

He must be considering trying this himself!