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As I implied in my response to Metatone, I like the fact that (at least where I live) there is a shared humanity inspired by those of us who share Christmas.

I agree that Santa doesn't exist for the majority of the people on this planet.  It is a struggle to know how to deal with this reality with our children.  I  think that it is important to provide a childhood with optimism, wonder and hope.  At the same time, we talk a bit about the reality for the majority on the planet.

My partner sponsors a girl in Bangladesh, and I assist with the mentoring of a schoolgirl in Australia.  I'd like to think that our daughters can find some understanding about and connection to them.

by canberra boy (canberraboy1 at gmail dot com) on Sun Dec 25th, 2005 at 07:03:33 AM EST
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