Via: Oh Happy Day
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Easter is coming up! I have to admit it's one of those holidays that sneaks up on me a bit and I am not quite prepared. I always know it's coming but it doesn't have that convenience of a set date, say like Christmas or Halloween, and I am just the type of person that needs to work against a known deadline in order to get anything done. Thus I spent sometime getting inspiration from pinterest last night for some last minute Easter ideas. I am also of the secular variety so I often find myself thinking "so why am i stressing out about needing to paint eggs again?" Apparently my religion classes in Catholic school didn't really stick with me. And I won't go on any pagan diatribes (a rebellious interest from Catholic school no doubt) because I don't want to freak anyone out (does the thought of that still freak people out? if so don't worry i am not pagan either) but I once asked myself that "why do we do this exactly?" question to find out that most of these fun things we do and how we got cute little bunnies on this day is rooted in pagan tradition which basically celebrates the spring and fertility (don't quote me on that because that is like the 2 year break-it-way-down version and i have serious memory issues) but I like celebrating spring and I love having traditions for my kids. So, yeah, here I am stressing out about painting eggs in the next 36 hours.
But, really you can't pass on the opportunity to dress up your kids in bunny ears and hunt for treasures and eat too much candy. For me, when I was a kid, (my family was not religious either) Easter was waking up at my Grandparents to a pretty new dress hanging outside my door and a giant Easter basket. Then I would hunt for eggs, the whole procession between waking, dressing and hunting lasted about an hour, and I would spend the rest of my day eating candy in my frilly new dress. I will probably do much the same thing come Sunday (minus the pretty new dress). How about you? Any big Easter plans?