Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Spring and Easter
‘Surprises’ reminds me of Easter egg hunts. When my children were younger I worked very hard to hide Easter goodies in many, many places and as they got older, in more difficult to find places. One Easter a friend arrived with a pot of poster paints and he proceeded to paint ‘bunny’ footprints all over the hardwood floors. Wherever I concealed a treat a trail led right to the hiding place. There were pink prints, yellow and green for ‘Mr. Rabbit’ had hopped on the flowers as he went from home to home. It took me forever to wash the prints away and they had to be removed a few at a time after the children were asleep. When I started to wash them away I was met with a wail from my five year old twins “the bunny prints mom, you can’t take away the bunny prints”. So a new Easter tradition was added to our family.
Unfortunately the children are now adults and the grand children are beyond the hunt stage so it is now all about a huge Easter dinner, and a bunny for my 47 year old eldest son. Easter wouldn't be Easter for him without his favourite chocolate bunny! After two ham dinners this year I am ready for long walks in the cooler than usual spring air …. Walk away the calories!
Back to painting tomorrow; today must be dedicated to filing my income tax! Horrid chore!