My Family

My Family

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks.

Another Easter is upon us, and as always, I am unprepared.  We aren't a religious family, I don't attend a church service just because it is a holiday...or any other day actually. And I try to not fall into the commericialism of the holiday. Because, despite my religious views, I know where the holiday originated and I respect that.  Our Easter is typically spent having a nice breakfast at home, and then joining my dad and siblings for a lunch and letting the kids play outside.  The Easter bunny doesn't bring a lot of candy to our house, but instead she replaces all of our broken outdoor toys with new ones for the coming summer.(many from the dollar store, of course) 
I will admit though, that I love Peeps...especially the bunnies. I like to eat them by biting off their ears first, followed by the head, and lastly their chubby belly.  As a matter of fact, I am slowly ripping apart a cute little pink one right now.  I think that the only reason we really do anything for Easter is for our kids,  it was never a largely celebrated holiday for us growing up. Aside from the baskets, we didn't do a whole lot.   There are no special Easter outifts or a big dinner.  In fact, this year, my dad is grilling burgers...just another Sunday to spend together really. 
For me, Easter weekend is about celebrating spring and the coming summer.  Getting to spend a little extra time with my family and seeing all the daffodils and tulips in bloom around the neighborhood.  Our weekends are so full of activity and to do lists, that this gives us a reason to slow down a little and enjoy our time together and make some memories. 
We will still color eggs, because that is another tradition from when I was a kid. Well, that, and Alayna really likes hard boiled eggs. Seriously, we will make 2 dozen and she will have half of them gone in two days. point is, no matter how you celebrate the holiday, it is a good time to take a rest from the chaos that is your day to day and enjoy. And, well, if there happens to be a chocolate bunny or two laying around, go ahead and have a nibble. Or Starburst jelly beans, those are yummy too :)  Happy Easter all!! K

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