First and foremost, Easter is amazing for what it is. Christ died on the cross for our sins. He died so that we may live! That is AMAZING. We heard the reading of the Passion at Mass on Friday, and then came home and watched ‘The Passion of the Christ’ on Good Friday. That is a heart-wrenching film. You can hear the story, read the words, but seeing it put into life is yet another thing. If anyone believes that Easter is solely about bunnies and eggs, they need to watch this film. You will never be the same, or think of Easter the same way.
That being said, we do still give the kids Easter baskets and do some egg hunts, but just try to keep the focus a bit deeper. This year I took the easy route and ordered their gifts online. No candy (umm, that’s Mommy’s bag of Cadburys…), but they were stoked nonetheless. And honestly, I was kind of surprised when they got up this morning and didn’t say a thing about the Easter bunny for a good while until one of them must have stumbled over the Easter bags 😉
2. FAMILY. Easter family get togethers are great! After a long winter, it’s so nice to get together and see everyone, and eat a TON of good food (happy to be wearing stretchy pants today, ahem…). We had a get together last weekend and today. The kids absolutely ADORE several of their older cousins, uncles, aunts, and it is so fun and heartwarming to see.
3. Easter means it is *almost* spring! Yayy! Saying that, I froze in the dress I wore this morning and the high was in the 40’s and raining. Brrrrr. However, the kids have been making the rounds on their bikes, the neighborhood kid gang has returned to the treehouse, they’ve been playing outside more (hooray!!!), and enjoying the longer days. They also have enjoyed a lot of soapy water: