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Bubbles and the pig
My six-year old cousin loves Peppa Pig. Everything she has is Peppa Pig themed: the blankets she sleeps on, the fort she plays in, the clothes she owns. When I was trying to bathe her, the only thing that would get her to cooperate was to bring an episode of Peppa Pig up on my phone. Long story short, she loves Peppa Pig.
And I really envy her.
It isn't that I want a Peppa Pig themed fort in my bedroom (I don't), but I do wish I her age. It sounds silly and stupid, given the fact that I'm young myself, but I really want to be a little girl again. I want to be obsessed with Barney and Rainbow Magic. I want to play in the secret park with my brother and live in my custom fairy bedroom. I want to watch silly movies on Christmas Eve with my brother while my parents package presents. I want to not have a care in the world.
I know that my worries aren't as serious as others. I never have to worry about there not being enough food on the table, or if I won't get any Christmas presents. I can just focus on my schoolwork and my hobbies. Some children can't do that. They have to take care of a hoard of siblings and make sure their drunk parents don't do anything stupid. They feel bad when Christmas Eve rolls around and there's nothing under the tree.
These are the children that don't want to be children again. They want to grow up and escape from the sad reality.When I think about those children; when I think about how sad they must be, I simply count my blessings and move on. Not this time.
As far as I’m concerned, all children should enjoy being a child. They should all have at least one memory, whether it be of waking up on Christmas Eve to a red packaged present, or of watching Peppa Pig videos in the bath tub, that they want to go back to and relive. So, in honor of the spirit of Christmas (yes, I do realize it’s only October), I have decided to pledge to send a lovely present to a child. I hope you’ll do the same.
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P.S: This was the best site I found if you want to do the same as me: World Vision Christmas Donation.