This year I decided to finally do it. I decided that I wouldn’t listen to the kids’ apathetic attitudes and I would hold our first Autumn Equinox Celebration. Our family is in need of some more traditions and this is something I’ve wanted to do for years but never made it happen because there never seemed to be much interest. Well, I was interested and sometimes the family just needs a push to do something new.
Fairies – The thing that finally got my kids excited about this evening was a little tale I spun about the lack of fairies in our yard. “..you see, we have no flowers in our yard so the fairies must think that no one lives here and so they have left. Look over at the neighbors yards, obviously they have fairies living in their yards. You see, I have just purchased a bunch of bulb that I want to plant next month and we need to invite the fairies here and let them know we need their help to prepare the soil for our bulbs.” (l love that fantasy is still so heavily enjoyed in our house regardless of age. I hope this never changes.)
At this point our little celebration evolved from a little sleep out with a fire and s’mores to candles, lanterns, fairy houses, special music, poetry, a special dinner along with the planned s’mores and camp out.
It was unanimously decided that we would do this at the change of every season and plans for our Winter Solstice Celebration have already begun.
Tonight is the Relief Society General Broadcast. (If you don’t know about the Relief Society have a look here.) Come join women from around the world and watch with us. You can find the link HERE. It will be broadcast in 17 different languages and starts at 6:00 MDT. I can’t wait!!