The gift children most wanted for Christmas this year may surprise you. It wasn’t the latest electronic gadget or top-rated toy. For children between the ages of three and twelve it was a baby brother or sister that topped their list. This according to what 2,000 children spoke into the ears of Santa Claus(es) in a large department store in London, England. The actual ten in order were:
The number one wish being a baby sibling shouldn’t come as a surprise. This is due to the fact that in 2011, the North American birthrate hit an all-time low. To put it in perspective – for every 1,000 child-bearing age women, only 63 gave birth. In addition, a father making the list should also not come as a surprise, for almost half of all new-born babies are now born out of wedlock.
Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (A true buddy is always there and a sibling is birthed to help in time of need.)