It's almost Easter. It seemed obvious to do this flashback next week, but I thought folks might either be out of pocket . . . or this might bring back some memories that you might want to do again!
What was Easter like when you were little? For example, did you receive a basket with toys and candy? Was the Easter Bunny part of your family's celebration? Did your family integrate both secular and spiritual aspects of the day? Did you dye Easter eggs. . . .and did your family eat them afterwards? Did you usually get a new outfit? (Post a picture if you have one!) Does any Easter stand out particularly? You might also share how your Easter today is similar or different to your childhood?
Easter was always a special holiday for me growing up. That's when my nieces and nephews would come over and we got to see them. Keep in mind I have siblings that are 20 years older than me, so I was close in age to my nieces & nephews. One in particular was more like a sister to me. I remember my sister and I used to decorate all the eggs with my mom the night before. (And eat one or two right away with salt. Yum!) Then everyone would come over the next day for lunch and we would hunt Easter eggs together. We didn't do the plastic eggs back then. The real ones were much more fun!
I remember one Easter when we were in a particularly playful mood, we ended up throwing the eggs at each other and kind of playing a "tag you're it" with them. We made a big mess, but for some reason our parents didn't seem to mind. Maybe because we were out of their hair for awhile! Then we hot-trotted it over to the park where they had this huge "creek". It was semi-dry so we decided to cross it. We did that a lot and went into the woods behind the park. (We had no fear back then. Now I would lose my mind if my son was off running around the neighborhood, and I didn't know where he was! Alas, things are different now.) Anyway, my niece ended up falling over backwards in a mud puddle and got stuck. That still is one of the most hilarious things I have ever seen in my life. We did get in trouble for that one, though.
Anyway, I know that this story isn't at all spiritual. But that's how it was when I was a kiddo! So, come on and join in the fun. Click the link at the top to head over to Mocha with Linda and participate!