9:15 pm April 24, 2011Happy Easter
Fine, I admit it… I didn’t even set out Easter baskets for my kids this year. Two of them are “too old” to believe that a large rabbit comes to put candy in an empty basket left on the kitchen table, and the little one doesn’t even know what an Easter bunny is. I decided that it’s fine if it stays that way. While I love Easter and its religious significance, the pagan bunny can seriously take a hike for all I care. Do my kids need an excuse for large amounts of candy? Nope, they already have one — it’s called Halloween.
I did buy them some candy… it was left in a communal bowl in the middle of the kitchen table, and I announced its presence on Saturday evening. Jon’s mom had an Easter egg hunt, and kids braved the rain to collect plastic eggs (filled with, ahem, more candy).
We dyed eggs last night… some of them turned out super-awesome. Some just, err, turned out.
So the ones that merely “turned out”? Were mostly done by me. My tie-dying skills are just as disappointing on a hardboiled egg as they are on a white t-shirt at summer camp. But I digress…
Perhaps the neatest thing about today was me getting to watch my nine year-old daughter set up our dining room table with my grandma’s gorgeous china. While I’m not really one for formal, fancy stuff… her china pattern is absolutely the coolest.
I taught my daughter how to make deviled eggs, and watched as she carefully put out the place settings and arranged the silver. I told her that she could have the awesome china when I died… which will hopefully not be in the immediate future. But even if it does happen soon, I am comforted… because Easter has taught us a valuable lesson:
There is a pagan bunny who will continue to make sure my children have candy after I’m dead.