Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Without the Bunny

Two days before Easter, I told my kids the Easter Bunny was not coming. {I know, I know. I will take that mom of the year award any time}. I'm sure you are wondering why would I do such a thing? I go full out on every holiday. My kids think a fairy, bunny, jolly old man, cupid, or some other fantastic character comes for every holiday. Now, before you judge me too harshly, let me remind you that my darling children are spoiled rotten and 12 and 16 years old {almost 13 and 17}. I took them shopping the week before for no reason. {Well, I wanted to go shopping and they wanted to join me. However, they found all the goodies...I just found a $20 skirt}. I could not, for the life of me, think of anything creative, necessary, or fun to fill their baskets.  Therefore, I decided we would skip all that and be joyful in the fact that we will be together and I will give them the biggest Easter hug ever!  I also decided I would give them the gift of giving. They each needed to come up with a cause and we would do family volunteering within that cause. {I have had this idea before, but dropped the ball and it never came to fruition}. Stay tuned for details of that project!

They actually seemed fine {even happy} on Easter morning. They slept in, had breakfast, and had lots of fun at mimi and papa's for our annual festivities with family and friends.  

I'm not going to lie. I had a brief moment of guilt. However. I got over it real fast. There needs to be less of all the "stuff" and more hugs, love and giving.

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