I know that it’s a bit past the holiday season, but you could sing this song any time of year so I decided to post it.
As I’ve already posted about, I’m an atheist. I also love Christmas. I know that it’s kind of backwards to celebrate the supposed birth of Christ, but my logic is that Christmas is more about love, giving gifts, and spending time with family. As with every holiday, I spent the month or so before to try to teach the concept to Peanut. We did a countdown to Christmas. We read lots of children’s books about Christmas (which of course Mama had to read ahead of time to approve). We watched classic Christmas movies. And of course, of course, we sang lots of carols.
There are good ones to choose from without religion mentioned of course. Also, if there was only a brief mention I figured it was alright. We also sung songs that were pertaining to other religions such as the dradle song. One song that made me sad all winter was Silent Night.
Silent Night has always been one of my favorite Christmas songs. I love singing it as a lullaby and did sing it to Peanut most of the season. Then, suddenly, I realized I could change the words to make it non-religious. Quickly in the process of coming up with new words, I realized that I could do even more and give it an attachment parenting theme! So here it is:
Silent night, beautiful night
All is calm, all is bright
Sleeping peacefully mother and child
Sheltered infant so tender and mild
Eat in comforting peace
Sleep in nourished peace
See! It’s about co-sleeping and breastfeeding in the middle of the night! Yay!