At Christmas time, the kids are jumping for joy when it's Christmas Day.
The kids are not interested in anything else but presents. They shred the wrapping paper like a cat with claws that is very angry.
Some have their own techniques, ripping it like crazy, or guessing (the whole time about) what is inside.
I go crazy like other people. Some people give you stuff you don't like, or maybe it's your lucky day and voila! You have your thing that you really want. But you better say "thank you" for respecting others. On Christmas Day lots of other kids aren't so fortunate; they have wars and other revolutions going on.
They can't stop the war. They are not safe. They are still happy even if they receive an orange or an apple. My dad used to get an orange when he was small, but he was still happy.
Other kids make wishes to end the war, but there's nothing they can do. On Christmas, remember that you are one of the lucky ones.
Erik Ping, age 10 Richmond
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