Tuesday, March 25, 2008
This year the kids and I spent Easter long weekend out at the Crabb's (Jerry joined us Saturday evening). It was a nice weekend, I got to nap a bit, have someone fuss over food, and an extra couple eyes to keep track of the kids.
I've decided against perpetuating the Easter Bunny myth. It bothers me that Santa takes away so much of the true spirit of Christmas, but you cannot rightfully take Santa away from kids. That would just be mean spirited. However, in my estimation, there is nothing magical or special about the Easter bunny. Therefore, when the kids get up Easter morning, there is a nice pile of presents for them, a new outfit and a bit of candy - but they are aware that mom and dad have bought it for them. Then after church we have an Easter egg hunt. This year, since we were out in Quitman, we joined Pat & Lon's (Lon is Wayne's uncle who lives right next door) Grandkids and Great Grandkids in their Easter festivities.