Twas the night before Easter and all through the house, not a create was stirring not even a rabbit… Literally no one is stirring because we aren’t religious so Easter to us isn’t a big deal. I’ve not even laid out any chocolate otherwise my child will want that for breakfast and I am not quite that relaxed even on a “holiday!”
We will wake up as we normally do on any other Sunday although this year, our lovely friend Adrian will be joining us whom Alyssa adores so she’ll probably be bugging me over and over until he wakes up. I doubt unless I say anything, she will even know it is a different day until we do the three things that make it a “holiday” day for us as a family.
At some point during the day, my siblings, their partners and children will all arrive and invade the house at which point the kids (I include myself in that group obviously) will be released into the garden weather permitting (our be shut into one room for 5 minutes if it’s bucketing down) and handed baskets with which to go on a coloured Easter egg hunt. Each child, including myself, will have their own coloured chocolate eggs to find and collect.
This year, post egg hunt, I will be indulging in some Easter crafts with the kids thanks to the GBC Group who’ve been kind enough to send me a box of goodies to do with the kids. Alyssa, Rowan, Lily and I will all be painting our own little Easter Eggs which ironically are hanging ornaments so perhaps if we go and pop them on a tree outside, we will have our very own Easter tree after all. They also sent Alyssa some very cute bunny ears which will be sat atop her curls for the day.
The final and main thing we do as a family to celebrate Easter is to sit and have a big meal together. We live about an hour apart which actually isn’t far but when life also gets in the way it can often be a good week or two between visits and so holidays like Easter are a great excuse for our family to get together, have something lush to eat like a big roast dinner and then spend the afternoon playing old school board games whilst the kids gorge on their chocolate finds.