Even though there is a HUGE emphasis on schools being "politically correct" in all they say and do, I have yet to see them not celebrate ALL and every holiday. I've come to realize it's just the state trying to control things, not that anyone pays any attention.
Both Ms. R's and B-man's classes had Easter parties today. I missed out on Ms. R's Easter egg hunt since I was running stupid errands for the 1st grade teachers (grumble grumble) so I was unable to get pictures of that. However, while they were outside, Ms. R got caught up in the excitement of it all and well ... failed to get to a toilet in time. I had planned on leaving her class party to head over and catch B-man's hunt too, so I just signed Ms. R out early, rushed her home, got her changed and we both went over to B-man's school for his party.
B-man's teacher was REALLY smart about the egg hunt. She wrote all the boys names on 12 eggs each and scattered them all over the side yard. They were only allowed to pick up the ones that had THEIR name on it. This not only allowed the slower boys to get their fair share, but it slowed down the hunt a little bit while the boys inspected each egg they came to. Oh yeah, she's a genius.
We're headed out to Quitman for the weekend, to do the MASSIVE Easter egg hunt/pinata smash/Saturday afternoon "lupper" at Wayne's uncles house and Easter dinner Sunday afternoon. I love having the separation of the two. Sure, do fun stuff, have hunts, give gifts ... but do it SEPARATE from the day you observe something as reverent as the Lord's resurrection. At least that's MY opinion. Not that I huff and puff at anyone who doesn't. But I love this way.
Back home Sunday evening in time to pick up Dawn and her two oldest from the airport, woohoo!