|Naughty or nice? |
|By: Matthew Lipka, Special Writer
|Mocha Moms put on a Christmas celebration
for black children. |
is a special Christmas for the Mocha Moms and their families.
Jordan, who will be 3 next week, buried
her face in her mother as Santa rumbled "Ho, ho, ho!" from behind a beard the length of Jordan's body.
meanwhile, had no qualms about going twice with requests for construction toys and warnings for Santa that "the ice cream
truck is coming."
A black Santa rang his bell and took pictures as the Mocha Moms exposed children to
a new side of themselves Saturday at Princeton's First Baptist Church. "I just thought we should show them the multicultural
nature of Santa," said Paula Gordon of Princeton. "When they look in the mirror, they know there is a Santa that represents
them. There are different types of Santa, and this is just another one."
The Mocha Moms is a support
group for stay-at-home mothers of color, who help one another and share information on child rearing, as well as doing community
service. Saturday saw the first of what promises to be an annual event.
According to an informal poll
conducted among the children, Rudolph is everyone's favorite reindeer and opening presents is the No. 1 highlight of Christmas.
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