I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!
I love Easter. Who wouldn't? An obligation to eat chocolate and other goodies makes it pretty much perfect in my eyes.
We are not religious people (barbaric heathens is closer to the truth!) but Easter remains a lovely time for family and food.
My children still believe in the Easter bunny, so I continue to struggle with that internal battle of not wanting to lie to them (Of course there is a mutant rabbit that poops out chocolate eggs! Of course there is a fat hairy man that creeps into your room at night! Of course there is an obsessed tiny creature that collects your teeth!), and wanting to foster their imagination, instill a sense of wonder in their world, and generally keep those fairy tales alive. I want them to believe.
With my son now being a wise and worldly eight I'm sure my time to nurture these mythical creatures is coming to an end, but damn it, I'm holding on to them as long as I can!
So we held our annual Easter egg hunt, but die to unforeseen circumstances (feral neighbourhood children, running wild Lord of the Flies style with big sticks and sharp rocks) we held the hunt in a big expanse of open land behind our house, and the kids ran, leaped, skipped, poked, peeked, hopped, peered and romped to their hearts content, filling their bags with so many goodies.
And we discovered the evidence of that sneaky bunny!
Gross I know, but it really did convince the kids.
I followed my tradition of never wearing appropriate hunting clothes.
Why be practical when you can have a pretty frock on! I found this red 80's dress in the op shop only the day before and thought it would be perfect for my Easter festivities.
And it coped quite well with little chocolate covered hands, stomping through tall grass and gorging on all manner of yummy treats.
Aaahhhh, even more evidence of a great Easter.
How did you spend your Easter?