‘The ghost of Christ­mas’

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - FAMILY -

AMIDST the fes­tiv­i­ties, Sharon Bright is de­ter­mined her sons Shawn San­jay Raj, nine, and Shane Shan­jeev Raj, three, learn the true mean­ing of Christ­mas.

“To my sons, Christ­mas re­ally is about gifts, toys and cook­ies. It’s a lit­tle eas­ier with my elder son since he learns from his teach­ers and friends in school,” says Bright.

But they have also been at­tend­ing Sun­day school and know about its re­li­gious mean­ing.

“The boys have also been taught to pray and think of the less for­tu­nate on this spe­cial day,” she says.

But Bright also en­cour­ages her younger son to be­lieve in a lit­tle magic.

“I don’t see any harm for my boys to grow up with some made up sto­ries. Shane is only three and I want his grow­ing years to be a mem­o­rable one.”

While Shawn is well aware that Santa is just a myth, Shane be­lieves that Santa is re­ally the ghost of Christ­mas.

“Shane’s ex­pla­na­tion is that Santa is all white and since bad chil­dren don’t get presents, he must be a ghost!” she shares. Both boys agree presents is the high­light of Christ­mas and they usu­ally write up lists of things they want.

“This year, my el­dest son Shawn, slipped me a note telling me what he wants for Christ­mas is a Sam­sung S4, com­plete with smi­ley faces and a Christ­mas tree. Un­for­tu­nately, his re­quest is go­ing to re­ceive a rather large ‘No’ note in re­turn,” ex­claims the cheeky mother.

“We all re­ally look for­ward to Christ­mas. I en­joy the day off and be­ing sur­rounded by my fam­ily and chil­dren,” says Bright.

Sharon bright with her two boys, Shawn (left) and Shane, to whom christ­mas is all about gifts, toys and cook­ies.

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