Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for December 16, 2007
Ivy: Wow! Are all those boxes of gifts for us? Eve: No, Ivy. We adopted a family for Christmas this year. I need to deliver these today. Ivy: Why'd we do that? Eve: Becausae last year we were the needy family. If someone hadn't adopted, you wouldn't have gotten any gifts. Ivy: You mean all our gifts last year were bought by strangers? Eve: Yes. They also bought us our Christmas dinner. Ivy: That was nice of them. Why didn't you tell me? Eve: I didn't want to worry you. This year, we wanted to give something back. Ivy: Why are they all signed from Santa Claus? Eve: Because all Santa Claus is, is someone who's moved by the spirit of giving. Owen: To Owen, from Santa. What the - broccoli? Moooommm! Ivy: What can I say? I wasn't hungry, and I was moved by the spirit of giving.