We were busy with other events on the day of Saint Martinmas but, as celebrations tend to go around here, we have been busy for weeks with lantern making, lighting, wandering, story telling…and so we haven’t missed a beat really. As it is still a rather new celebration in our home we are still finding and making meaning of it; baking and sharing food, donating warm woolens…i like the idea of focusing on warmth and turning inward to kindle our individual sparks to then emanate and share with others. i had planned to make Little M a milo and for Little A a new hat and while the projects went wayside, my intention is to get knitty during the coming cooler months.
Grade 2’s hosted a wee lantern gathering last night. i was worried that Little M’s napless mood might burn the place down but he settled long enough and we delighted in seeing and hearing Little A and his friends in procession and song.
seriously! my little guy had us all in ER at children’s 2 weeks ago when he split his noggin to the bone on our couch (the same corner he knocked his tooth loose on some months ago). he was so unbelievably brave through the entire experience. man! he blows me away. still he continues with his rambunctious ways as though nothing ever happened and i feel a whole lot more cautious on his behalf.
7 stitches ( i can’t help feeling like i could have made some nicer stitches);
scarred and unphased, healthy, happy and super tough;