This is the deal. What a fabulous experience. How empowering for all 5 of us. The two grands, my daughter and SM and me. Very woo woo as my Sweet Man calls it.
But I must tell you how cute the beginning was.
Shelley always takes the kids out on Saturday night to McDonald's to play and have an evening together. She reads while the kids play and have made some regular friends they see week after week. They usually make a whole evening of it and don't get home until bedtime. Tonight, I heard them at the door and then in comes GK in a move I can only describe as a cross between Mary Shannon's super star and Tom Cruise in Risky Business, with her arms raised, hands in the rock and roll forever thing and says....."it's time for ritual peoples". Cracked me up. Super star...............
We used the front patio tonight because the kiddie pools are blocking the area we normally use out back.
We used Gia's chant, with drum, rattle, bell and shaker. Ry got to ring the bell and of course that is his big deal. GK on drum, SM on rattle and Shel on shaker. We never have formal ritual but do cast a circle and call the spirits of the directions. By the time we had sang the chant and drummed and closed the circle, our neighbors across the street were pressed up against the windows. We waved and smiled and came inside.
After pj's were on, Ry turns to me and says..."now is they gonna fix it cuz we cast a good circle and felt the good water?" Good question little man. With all the good intentions in the world tonight....anything is possible and we are hopeful.