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.


mom said...

I have always wanted to take the rabbit out of Easter. You have a great way of doing. I always knew I raised smart kids hehe. The pictures look great, right after I learn how to take my pics off without taking them off the camera I will post some of our Easter egg hunt in the barn.

Jenie said...

Looks like a fun time! I don't hype up the Easter bunny at all, in fact my kids were up for at least 1/2 hour before they remembered that they probably got Easter treats. But I don't see anything wrong with them believing in the magic that comes with santa, the tooth fairy, or the easter bunny. As long as we teach them what we are really celebrating.