Dawn Potvin, It Dawned on Me
As of right now, it looks like the Easter Bunny will require snowshoes, and I’m thinking that the colored Easter eggs will be pretty easy to find against a white snowy backdrop.
Am I the only one that is finding the snow-in-the-middle-of-April rather appalling? It’s time to forget about that and get our Easter groove on.
I will be spending the week getting ready for such Easter festivities, in hopes that someday, it will in fact stop snowing and be Spring.
Over the years, Easter is slowly becoming yet another “special occasion” where the true meaning is quickly becoming completely lost on the younger crew(the religious part anyway) and becoming just another weekend off to ask for gifts.
Now, instead of taking a moment to revisit why it is that we gather and actually celebrate Easter with our family, we can instead start to make way for vast commercialism.
Easter at our house is becoming dangerously close to Christmas, in that the children feel that it is not only a time to decorate eggs, but to be showered with gifts that really have nothing to do with bunnies, fuzzy yellow chicks, or even eggs for that matter.
They’re asking for gifts that you would buy for birthdays – bikes, clothes, and things that completely go against what I think we should be doing.
It is time go back to basics, color our flippin’ eggs, and get a chocolate bunny and some jelly beans, and that’s it – not a four day ‘festivus’ that is excessive, depressing and most of all, expensive. As kids, we would get chocolate, a kite, and maybe a stuffed bunny – but I don’t ever remember being disappointed or let down about the Easter weekend due to lack of “getting stuff”.
I remember the nervous anticipation of a gigantic bunny entering our home and why he was never caught while hiding all those eggs.
We would top it off with the first turkey dinner since Christmas, and generally have a wonderful holiday. I hope we can quickly get back to those days and have a nice weekend with family.