Thursday, June 23, 2011
It’s been a bizzy, bizzy week and we’ve thoroughly celebrated the midwinter solstice. On Tuesday night, it was the school Winter Festival and the eldest crafted the sparkle-arkling pumpkin above and there was a lantern walk and hot soup and bread for dinner and bonfires and thoroughly frosted feet.
On Wednesday night, it was the kinder Winter Festival and the Small’s face was sparkle-arkling with excitement and there was a lantern walk and hot soup and bread for dinner and a bonfire and by then I’d given up on ever feeling my feet again.
The ritual associated with celebrating midwinter is my favourite. I confess it brings out the hippy in me.
I love the sense of community that sharing food and magical, wintry kid stories and frostbitten feet brings.
Just for good measure, the school threw Crazy Hair Day into the mix. 8.30am and the hairdryer went up in smoke and the Middle’s hair was looking distinctly unimpressive with its quarter mohican styling. Some speedy, lateral thinking later, we discovered another use for those Easter Chicks...
Throw-together-in-seven minutes, (yikes! careful with that super glue!), crazy, bird-nest hair.
A prize-winning, if somewhat itchy, hair-do.
Please note: No real bird nest was permanently harmed in the making of hair art.