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My kids believe so much in Santa. They believe he is real and brings them gift, for real at midnight, and they don’t have to stay up when he has to come. This Christmas night, my husband turned off the light from the Christmas tree, since we didn’t have gifts for them. When they woke up the next morning, as usual, they ran to the tree and found that the lights were off and there were no presents. They started crying so I got up, and asked them what the problem was? They both exclaimed at once and said ‘Papa turned off the light off the Christmas Tree and Father Christmas did not see our tree to leave us presence”. I was dump founded. But they kept on weeping. I went to the room, shouted at their father to their hearing and then we both laughed. It was funny, so these kids believe in Santa, we asked ourselves.


Posted by susan_dione_epiepang, 4th April 2014


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  • I find this quite sad for the children.

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  • stories are great

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  • its a nice story to read

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  • great to read this story

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  • The only way you do not need to be said again, is to send them gift when the time comes. So just start preparing.

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  • i too find this sad!

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  • I am not sure how to take this story, I find it very sad for the children.

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  • May be you guys need to understand me better. The kids had their normal Clothes and Shoes and whatever, but what we failed to do was to put some extra things like toys or story books under the Christmas. It is actually their surprise Gift from Santa, I meant.

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  • We are a more than BLESSED family, you have the things you cherish in your Western World and we have ours in Africa. Not given kids Xmas Presents doesn’t mean we are lacking, but it does not matter much to us. OK??

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  • what an amazing read – especially the comments! i’m not really sure what to think right now.

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  • There are so many ways to give gifts, it doesn’t have to be commercially bought gifts, It can be home made gifts. kids are happy to play with boxes, rocks etc.. gifts are what you make of them. just think outside the box

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  • It’s interesting isn’t it, when we assume things based on our own cultural upbringings.

    Whether it was their intention or not, they have kept the spirit of Santa alive. By daddy being silly and forgetting that it was Christmas Eve and turning off the lights, Santa just couldn’t find them to leave presents, rather than having the children believe that Santa came but didn’t leave anything then leading them to believe they’ve been naughty, as the story goes.

    I feel for this family that they struggle with their everyday needs – it’s a reminder for those of us in Australia to be grateful for all of the support and benefits we are given.

    Susan, I am glad that you have your faith and the tradition of Church to give and pass onto your children. I pray that this year God sees fit to bring a little extra joy to you and your family this year at Christmas.

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  • Never mind, the cards are turning. A time will come when we shall tell the story how we overcame, and only then shall we understand how we really cope the times. God’s time is and remains the best.

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  • Even allowing for cultural differences, I find this a sad story.

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  • I’m sorry if I may have offended the author or anyone else with my comments on this story but it like another commenter played on my mind and I can’t believe somebody would actually do such a thing.


    • No big deal. Just be sure next time and always put yourself in other people’s shoes. Africans.

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