My girls are at “that” age. Actually, truth be told they are way past the “OH MY GOSH THE EASTER BUNNY IS COMING TOMORROW MORNING AND I’M SO EXCITED I CAN’T SLEEP MOMMY” stage. After a frank conversation with my youngest it became painfully clear that the truth is, in our house, the Easter Bunny is officially dead. Wah.
So as I sat at the kitchen table with my SweetGirl, so much older now, we had a little check in. Are you okay? Her response “Um, that you have been lying to us and that this Bunny thing that hops into our house and leaves us eggs doesn’t even exist?? Yeah, it’s okay Mom, I’ve known about this for a while. Everyone knows.” Slap. In. The. Face. I know it is past time for my babe to have this “lie” figured out but Gee, I thought I was a damn good Easter Bunny. There were nibbled carrots, nose prints on the glass, and candy hidden in every nook and cranny. It was a production worthy of an Oscar.
So now that we are “out”, and the Bunny is no more. I have a problem. A big one. What do we do now? What does one do after the death of the Easter Bunny? Do you continue the traditional Easter Egg Hunt on Easter morning? Do you skip that part? Switch things up and just have a big old breakfast. That’s super boring. I tried to discuss this drama with SassyHubby, his response “I dunna know.” Thanks for coming out! So sleep deprived and saddened I took matters into my own hands. I grabbed my purse and sought inspiration at the mall. What? Isn’t this what every domestic goddess does? I soon found myself side tracked at the mighty Wal-Mart. As I wandered from aisle to aisle perusing the chocolaty Eastery goodness, the answer came to me. When in doubt, drag it out! We had to have at least one more hunt. Just a little one, I swear. A few bags of eggs. A couple of bunnies. Oh and maybe a couple of gifts, you know to make up for all that lying. Not because this Easter Egg Hunt is really all about me. Not at all.
This year I will layer in a couple of new traditions. After way more discussion then my BlueEyed girl could EVER want to have about Easter, it has been decided that we will add Easter Baking to our new tradition. Easter Cupcakes and Hot Cross Buns are in the works. There will be painting of Easter Eggs and Easter Nails! Yep, this year we will paint Easter Nails.
After our hunt will be the big brunch, and we will try and stretch out the magic of Easter Morning by reflecting on the real reason for the Holiday, and simply take some time to give thanks for our beautiful family and friends.
Change isn’t always easy, but we will try and make it fun. Besides, thanks to SassySis there is a brand new generation of Sass to love and lie to. Long live the Easter Bunny!