Can We PLEASE Skip Easter?

OK, I’m usually not one to voluntarily crush my kids’ hopes and dreams…But could Easter come at a WORSE time?

When I think of Easter, all I picture is family gatherings, candy, and dyed eggs.

Wait, those things aren’t bad?

No – They really aren’t. But, in the Year of the Corona, family gatherings are turning deadly all too fast.

I’m not trying to get all sinister here. I’m just pointing out the craziness of what’s going on right now. Every day, we are being told by the government to Socially Distance ourselves. Stay home. Flatten the curve. Kids are having drive-by birthdays. Senior citizens are visited by families through nursing home windows.

It’s the sad truth of right now.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to be the reason my parents or grandparents get exposed to a life-threatening illness. It’s extremely unfortunate and makes me super sad – But it is what it is.

And you know what? It breaks my heart that our kiddos are going to miss out on seeing grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins this year. It has been hard enough explaining to them why they can’t see their buddies at school – And NOW their usual Easter fun is ruined too? Ugh!

Eff this shit. I wish I could cancel Easter and have the kids never be the wiser. Then, at least, they wouldn’t have one more disappointment.

But, seriously…

You know I couldn’t do that. I don’t think any parent could.

We may not visit with family this year, but we will still talk with them and do everything else we always do.

We will dye eggs, fill baskets, hide plastic eggs full of jellybeans…

We will try to make the day as “normal” as we can.

On second thought, maybe we will make the day as different as possible.

The world is a little different, so why shouldn’t our holidays be? Maybe this year, the Easter Bunny will bring the dogs treats too? Maybe he will bring Mom and Dad a basket full of beer and Lime-A-Ritas! I smell endless possibilities here…

I don’t know.

I’m sure I’ll scroll through Pinterest, find five-thousand amazing ideas that I’ll never try, and then Hubs and I will come up with SOMETHING to make the day special….

That’s basically what parents do, isn’t it? Make shit magical?

We’ll do it.

I guess Easter ISN’T cancelled.


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