Tara Homes for Children, NGO for street children in Delhi, India

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas with Santa-Ji


...and Shariq the educator got reincarnated in Santa with a moustache patched up with scotch tape.
  Far away from the West, we were quite surprised that the kids asked for a Christmas tree and a Santa-Claus for Christmas Eve. We managed to get a sort of adapted tree and decorated it with Diwali fairy lights...



But let's go back in details to that special evening.
On 24 December in the evening we are all quietly sitting in room N°3 with Revati et Liz and we are telling Christmas stories...



Suddenly, someone rings the bell. The kids go on the balcony to check who this night visitor could be: Santa Claus!! Big mess and a lot of noise...



Santa enters. Immediately, the bigger children notice something strange: Santa Claus is wearing the same shoes than Shariq-Bhaïa. Our woolly explanation (Santa is a friend of Shariq-Bhaïa and as he was cold he borrowed his shoes) only convinces the ones who want to be convinced.



Now enough of that debate, was Santa the real one or not? The discussion is postponed and everybody focuses on his presents...



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