Hi hi hi!
This is a fun post — nothing too serious. There have been plenty enough hard times for everyone over the past weeks of holidays. I figure its time for something fun.
Too much serious time usually means that the inside kids haven’t been getting enough play time. And with DID / MPD, it’s very important to keep a balance for everyone in the system.
Okay, older ones, if it’s alright with you, I’d like for you to find your little child parts and bring them nearby — it’s story time. 🙂
Today, our story is about the reindeer on the beach.
Hi kids! 🙂
What did you all think when you saw the photo of the reindeer on the beach?
Isn’t it funny to see a reindeer on the beach instead of the snow?!
What’s a reindeer doing on a beach anyway? Isn’t that a weird place for a reindeer to be? How did that happen?
Here’s the story I was told.
As you can imagine, Santa’s reindeer get very weary and tired after their super-duper busy job of flying all around the world delivering wonderful gifts and toys to the children around the world at Christmas time. It’s a big job! An important job yes, oh yes, but oh so very exhausting for those reindeer.
Wouldn’t you be super-duper tired after flying around the world for hour after hour after hour? I would be so tired I would be wobbly! I wouldn’t know which way was up, and I’d probably fall down right on my head.
It’d be a big Kathy-ker-plunk!
Just imagine searching high and low, flying all the way from the North Pole to the South Pole, from Australia to America, from Canada to Russia, from Peru to Singapore, from China to France, from the UK to Thailand, and around and around and around some more. There are beautiful, wonderful children living all over this big world. I can’t even imagine how many kids there are.
Hmmmmmm…… just how many children are there?
I know there are more than 100 kids in the world.
Even more than 247.
Maybe there are 784,381 kids?
Maybe a million?
I don’t know. I just know there are bunches and bunches and bunches of kids everywhere.
Santa’s reindeer have the super-duper fun job of visiting as many children as they can find. They love to bring smiles and happy times.
I must admit, I do get worried that those North Pole reindeer might get so much ice and snow on their noses that they can’t smell well enough to find every child in the world, especially when some of the kids are hiding deep inside. I think all kids are good kids and should get visits from Santa and his reindeer.
Yes, you read that right.
Yes, I think that all the kids reading this story are good kids. Absolutely you are!
And if Santa’s frozen-nosed reindeer got lost behind all the snowflakes and were unable to find some of you little ones this year, maybe your bigger inside peoples can help those reindeer by getting one or two nice toys for you. It’s not too late to get something fun to play with. Every child needs a happy toy of their own.
Mostly, the reindeer do their best to do a super-duper good job. They want all the children to be happy. I think they try really hard to find as many children as they can. They fly the whole world over, and that is a lot of flying for those reindeer.
Thank you, reindeer, for being so kind to the children. You have a very important job. Bringing smiles to the faces of children all over the world is certainly a beautiful thing to do. Thank you, thank you.
And when Christmas is over, what happens then?
Where do the reindeer go after their long busy months in the blistery cold North Pole? There is soooo much snow and ice in the North Pole. It is super-duper cold up there! The reindeer must be glad to be all snuggled up in their furry winter coats, I’m sure.
If you were a reindeer, and you had just spent months in the snow and ice, where would you go if you wanted a rest and a vacation? Would you go somewhere warm where you didn’t have to wear a fur coat? That sounds like a really good idea!
And that’s exactly what this reindeer did.
It looks to me like this particular reindeer went to a super-duper warm, sandy beach to have a rest. He must have left his fur coat up in the North Pole. He sure didn’t need it to play in the sand. I hope Mr. Reindeer has a really good vacation and lots of fun And I hope he enjoys feeling warm.
And the next time you go to a beach, look very carefully. Look this way, and look that way. You just might see one of Santa’s reindeer playing in the sand! 🙂
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santa an hims randeer skipt us dis yer. mabe we wuz to bad dat dey dint wana giv us a presnt. we trid to be gud but we ges we not gud enuf. 😔
I wonder if the rendeer take a long nap after chrismas like santa do? 🦌 Becuse I bet they get very tired going all over the hole world
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All the Jill’s littles says
Reindeer on the beach? Hmmm.. maybe they would fly the Jill’s littles to Australia where Kathy lives? You think? Can you stick us on your flight reindeer? We could meet all the littles on this blog and many others too!
Pack us up reindeer on the beach.. we want to go away.. far far away from everything.
I scered of that santa mans. I not won’t him comin in my room Kafy 😭
Kathy Broady MSW says
Good to hear from you.
If you don’t want that santa mans in your house, then you can say that he is NOT invited. I’ll say it with you so you can have someone else tell that mans to stay away.
Meggy, I hope you find other things to do that are fun and happy and good for you over this holiday time. I most certainly want you to feel safe, and to be safe, and it is good for you to protect yourself in any way that you need to.
Find some happy places, Meggy! 🙂
Thanks for writing.
This is the best post I’ve ever read. It brought tears to my eyes… Both the therapist part of me and the dissociative part of me. Such a creative and lovely way to meet needs. Thank you so much! I am very much enjoying your blog.
Kathy Broady says
Wow, lifeandptsd, thank you for such an incredible comment. I certainly appreciate hearing from you, and welcome to Discussing Dissociation. I am glad this blog is helpful… Please keep reading. 🙂
I think they go to Disney World. I would.
yes yes yes!!! Walt Disney World, a magical place for magical reindeer!
Kathy Broady says
Reblogged this on Discussing Dissociation and commented:
Now that the holidays are slowing down, where do all of Santa’s Reindeer go?
Here’s a fun option to look for near you!
Insomniac In says
we be likin yor story Kathy 😀
we wud like mor ppictures of animuls next time plz
it fun to no dat de rain dear is havin sun bayth on da beech!!!
Mabe a der di on the bech
Mabe it a der sklitin?
Santa be sad him der di?
Wer santa go wen crismas be all dun? He go home?
c’mon. we’re 8 n 10 and we’re too big 4 that. :/ we have to know what we see to be safe. even 5 knows. we’re the adults n run this show. -our show, says W. she’s 10 too. but 2day we got sent home from therpy with somthin else that kinda has the same fuzzy bud horns like a raindeer. it’s a big girraff and it’s got those fuzzy horns on top too. so we’ll let the real lils play along with the girraff on the beach cuz we can all see that. we’re too old for that too, but the lils cry without the girraff to hug cuz it’s as big as them.
Its loopz not hoopz. she insisting I make that clear.
we want Hoopz. Its a game, but we can’t afford it right now. Thats okay tho. I got to play Ryans once.
You are right; some children are very well hidden. But some are in plain sight and no one seems to really see them or what happens to them. I worry about them and I pray for them. But your story was thoughtful and fun. The beach is the best place to be; it is a place for children to dream and wander and play.
He be on vavashn
Santa get tim off
Them got to rest
Then them go bac to nroth pol
Then them mak presints agn
Them et carits
We luv the bech
Jill Summerville Sparks says
We wuv te beech
O boy a ddeeeers to pay wit