Micah Walks Around the Sun

Micah’s class in The Best School Ever has a super-cool ceremony called “The Walk Around the Sun”. Parents help their child write down special events or memories from each year of the child’s life.

These are read, year by year, as the child walks around a lit candle. One turn around the candle is one year of their life, and what was special about each year is read.

I love that – and wanted to do something similar here for his birthday.

7 turns around the sun, 7 walks around light.

He is 7.

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“What was special about this year for me? Being born. I learned how to drink milk, then eat.”

1-2 years old done

“I learned how to ride a bike, how to use a toilet. I loved to take baths and play with trains.”

2-3 years old

“My little sister was born. We made our first long camping trip in Mexico. I started to like Star Trek.”

3-4 years old

“I learned how to read, learned how to take pictures. I started preschool and we went to Mexico again.”

4-5 years old

“I loved my Star Trek puppets! I loved riding my bike! I loved my garden! My baby brother was born.”

5-6 years old

“I enjoyed my brother and sister. I loved Star Trek and Star Wars. I was in Mexico and then moved to Petrolia. I love Petrolia. Moving here was a very special moment in my life.”

6-7 years old

“I loved swimming in Mexico and going to the beach. I also loved my new friend, Jonathan, who lives in Patzcuaro. I love trying new food and traveling.”

– and that was his take on his 7 years of light, walking around the sun.

Shine bright, kid.

We love you so, so much.


Meriah Nichols is teacher and artist who lives in a yurt off the grid. She is deaf, has 3 kids (one with Down syndrome) and a lot of chickens. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done. She likes her tea Earl Grey and hot.


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