This will be my first Easter, since having children, where I will get to see the both of them experience some of the magic I experienced as a child. My first child was born in March, so his first two Easters weren’t incredibly eventful because he was young and we just didn’t do a whole lot. Last year was my family’s first Easter with two kids in the home, but Jada was only about 6 months old. She looked adorable in her dress, but I didn’t get her a basket just yet. I decided I would wait for this year.
This Easter, Jada will be about 18 months old and her brother will be 4. Finally, I get to create a spectacular basket for each of my kids, and we get to gather in the kitchen together to dye Easter eggs. I am so excited, because I have always dreamed of sharing these magical moments with my own children. As much as I don’t want them to grow up too fast, I do love experiencing new things with them because of their growth.
So this weekend I am headed on a bit of a shopping spree. It will include baskets, and coloring kits, and eggs and all kinds of other goodies. I can’t wait to watch them dig into their baskets together, knowing that they will be feeling the same joy I felt when my mother gave me my Easter basket as a child.
In addition to the baskets I am also working on something special. I am not sure what it will be but I know that one of the great things about having a family is creating new traditions. I am going to use this Easter as an opportunity to start a new tradition in our home. Although I’m not clear on the details, I do know that I am on a mission to make it something my children will love, and I hope it becomes one of their favorite childhood memories and family traditions.
Moms, what are you looking forward to doing with your little one(s) this Easter?