I’m a little behind, but Happy Solstice! The kids enjoyed their gifts from Mother Winter, who visits our house the evening before the Solstice. She usually brings them something cozy in preparation for winter. This year it was slippers, hot cocoa, mugs, and a board game.
We talk about how this is the longest night and that the days will begin to get longer. This year the conversation led to how Mother Winter doesn’t visit everyone (which was a surprise to my girls). Then we talked about how Santa doesn’t visit everyone because there are lots of people who believe differently than we do. We also talked about how even Santa can be different for different people and what he is changes through time because people change and so the way they believe changes. Some of the holiday movies we watch touch on that idea and seemed to make sense to them. It’s been fun having these kinds of conversations with our kids as they get older.
Here’s hoping you all had a lovely and restorative Solstice and blessings on whatever comes next.