I do, however, still put together baskets brimming with gifts for my children and make it a family time to celebrate together. Chocolates and surprises overflow along with items to enhance their beauty. Weird, I know. But we call them Esther Baskets after the biblical beauty pageant winner, Queen Esther. (If I had boys I guess it’d be a different holiday for us!)
Of course, as the years tick by the baskets get more and more challenging. Last year one of the baskets was a pink bag of automotive tools for the child that had recently acquired her first car. How does that apply to beauty? Well, there’s nothing more UN-attractive than a woman who can’t take care of herself, right?
Anyway, this year is a conundrum for me. The oldest has digressed to toddler style gifts that center around Beatrice Potter and the youngest wants computer parts! What do I do with that? Isn’t it supposed to be the youngest child wanting the gifts and the oldest growing out of the need or desire for them? Hmm.
No matter the basket's contents, one thing's for sure…the ugly rabbit will appear and then everyone will want to paint. Blame it on my mother, Norma Jean. She had me paint that god-awful thing when I was 4 and I don’t have the heart to throw it away or repaint it. So it will make its appearance and both kids will then reach for a paint brush and off we’ll go…..hopping down our own unique art-filled bunny trail.
And then we will have cake. Bunny Cake ^.^
So what do you do for Easter?